18 April, 2021

“I Too Have Two Eyes, Two Ears—And A Stomach To Feed”

Sunil Gavaskar says he should be judged on the basis of the work he does, rather than whether there’s any conflict of interest in his contract with the BCCI

“I Too Have Two Eyes, Two Ears—And A Stomach To Feed”
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Sunil Gavaskar tells Outlook that he should be judged on the basis of the work he does, rather than whether there’s any conflict of interest in his contract with the BCCI. Excerpts:

Isn’t there a conflict of interest in your contract with the BCCI, because in your role as an observer of cricket you could be required to criticise the board?

There’s a conflict of interest in everything in life. If your editor doesn’t agree with a story you want, what do you do? You drop it, right? I’m exactly in the same situation with the BCCI. I’d advise to all who are saying that there’s a conflict of interest in my situation, to actually see my work, listen to what I say, and then judge me. In my columns, I speak strongly against BCCI policies. I’m not beholden to the BCCI. At the end of the day, it’s how you deal with it that matters. I’ve dealt with it with absolute honesty, without compromising my views on anything. Sometimes our views may...

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