Overseas professional cricket players are not bound by the Conflict of Interest posed by the BCCI to Indian players and thus leading the International players to generate seventy percent more employment than the native players.
The squad members are at a high level of disadvantage when it comes to finding work. The Conflict of Interest was set up by Justice RM Lodha headed by a committee that curtailed opportunities for Indian cricketers.
The crux of the issue is that any cricket professional is bound by the Conflict of Interest where he/she is not allowed to take up more than one job assignment per year. Assignments include Franchise, Coaching, Mentoring, analytics, training, physiotherapy, and any other BCCI related work.
The Conflict of Interest rule 38 states that Interest may be tractable or untractable. Some issues can be resolved by disclosure, which are tractable and some issues cannot, which are untractable.
The rule further iterates that no member will be allowed to hold more than one position of work at a point of time. This limits the work that efficiently could be carried out by the professionals.
Rahul Dravid, A noted former star-player, is the Director of the National Cricket Academy, this disables him to take up any other opportunities in Indian Cricket or Overseas. If VVS Laxman decides to take up commentary a petition of Conflict of Interest gets filed against him as he is mentoring the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise.
This is not the case for overseas players. He/she can work for the IPL even if they are currently employed at a local franchise in their own countries.
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