Harbhajan asked to dissociate himself from Bhajji Sports

The BCCI Ombudsman Justice AP Shah has told the board that it should take an unequivocal undertaking from Harbhajan Singh that he will dissociate himself from the sports apparel company ‘Bhajji Sports. Shah had investigated the conflict of interest issues raised by RTI activist Neeraj Gunday, who had filed a number of such complaints with him. In his email, both to the BCCI and Gundey Justice Shah has stated, “The Ombudsman notes that this company appears to run, not by Mr Singh, but by his mother. It must be mentioned that several cases have been brought to the attention of the Ombudsman where companies associated with cricket management or sporting apparel, or cricket coaching/training academies, are run in names of relatives of cricketers, with which cricketer is also associated or connected. The news reports submitted by the applicant has not been challenged by Mr. Singh.”