New Delhi: The BCCI on Saturday rejected suggestions that former India captains Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri had a conflict of interest while fulfilling their role as TV commentators merely because they have signed a contract of Rs 3.6 crores each annually with the Board.
The two former cricketers found themselves in the midst of a raging controversy surrounding their role as TV commentators in the current India-England series, which is seen to be in conflict with their contracts with the Board.
"There is no conflict of interest. BCCI does not dictate them on what they should speak. They are independent commentators and what they speak is purely their opinion," BCCI Vice-President Rajiv Shukla told PTI.