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Vikarm Rathour’s appointment was stalled earlier citing conflict of interest (IANS Photo)

Former India opener Vikram Rathour is reportedly set to coach India A in a home series against Sri Lanka that gets underway later this month.

The report comes almost three months after Rathour’s appointment as the batting coach of India A and U-19 teams was put on hold by the Committee of Administrators citing conflict of interest.

Rathour is a relative of current India U-19 selector Ashish Kapoor and a cousin of former BCCI president Anurah Thakur.

In February this year, CoA decided to stall the appointment after Rathour’s written declaration regarding his relationship with Kapoor.

“In the case of Kapoor, it’s a clear case of conflict. In Thakur’s cause, there’s no harm in being related but then, COA can’t have apples and oranges policy when it comes to pointing or ignoring conflict cases,” a report in Times of India quoted sources as saying.

When CoA made the decision in February, it also said the matter could only have been decided by an Ethics Office.
With the appointment of DK Jain as BCCI’s Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer, the report further claimed the few board members want him to take the call now.

“Tractable, intractable, whatever that term is – let the ombudsman take the call. The last time, it was being presented as if Rahul Dravid wanted Rathour on board. This time, some other route is being taken. So, basically, people will find some way or the other to trespass conflict, is it?” a source was quoted as saying.