Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar come face to face years after 1997 corruption slur

first_imgNearly two decades after former all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar accused legend Kapil Dev of offering him money to underperform in a match against Pakistan, the duo got together in the same room, ironically in the BCCI headquarters.Only this time, Prabhakar was the interviewee and Kapil Dev conducting interviews. Prabhakar was among nine other applicants who had put up their candidatures for the Indian women’s coaching job. Legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev part of the ad committee set up to conduct interviews and recommend the new coach to BCCI.Asked whether there was any discomfort given the history between the two, Prabhakar replied, “No, nothing.”Prabhakar replied in the affirmative when asked if Kapil too asked questions of him during the interview.There were reports earlier that Kapil would recuse himself from the process during Prabhakar’s interview.Prabhakar had first leveled allegations in an interview to a private magazine in 1997 that the player who offered him Rs 25 lakh to underperform in a match against Pakistan in 1994 Singer Cup competition was none other than Kapil Dev.A tearful Kapil Dev had broken down in a TV interview in 2000 saying his lifetime of service to cricket had been finished by an irresponsible allegation of match-fixing by a third party.Also Read | Gary Kirsten vs WV Raman in final battle for India women’s cricket coachAlso Read | MS Dhoni greatest cricketer India has ever produced: Kapil DevAlso Read | Just like Kohli, I will run shirtless if India win 2019 World Cup: Kapil DevAlso See:advertisementlast_img

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