Conflict-of-interests row: Anil Kumble's open letter to cricket enthusiast

I have never clamoured for power that is associated with position, says Anil Kumble in his open letter to cricket enthusiasts.

updated: October 14, 2011 14:39 IST
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Dear Cricket Enthusiast,

Over the last few days there have been various allegations levelled against me for the responsibilities that come with my various roles. They boil down to two issues - my competence to perform these multiple roles and the potential for conflicts of interest. I didn't want to respond while we were in the midst of the CLT20 campaign. More importantly, the issues raised were of a nature that required discussion and introspection. I think now is the right time to address both the issues.

I have never clamoured for power that is associated with position. However, I have been attracted to the challenge and responsibility for bringing about a change. In fact, with the exception of my business, all the other positions I have accepted have been the outcome of persuasion by well-meaning individuals. In each of my current roles, there is a significant challenge to improve a system.

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