Bangalore: Anil Kumble has reiterated that he sees no conflict of interest in being an administrator - he is president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) - and being head of a company, Tenvic, whose business includes signing upcoming cricketers. According to Kumble, "less than 2%" of Tenvic's business was related to "mentoring cricketers", and that too without any commercial benefit.
Kumble said he was not in the talent management business and, if he was, he would have gone after top international stars rather than upcoming players. "If I wanted to benefit, or if the company wanted to benefit, I have access to the Sachin Tendulkars, the (MS) Dhonis, the Yuvraj Singhs and everyone else, so why should I look at a youngster?" Kumble told an Indian television channel.
"One thing I would like to certainly clarify, I am no player-manager, nor is my company a talent-management company. That needs to be very clear. The job of Tenvic is mentoring cricketers and we don't have all the Karnataka players. It's those two (S Aravind and Vinay Kumar). And as chief mentor of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, we do mentor Indian players who represent them (RCB)."