Dalmiya said that the undertaking would ensure that the financial dealings of the Board will be made without any direct or indirect personal interest. "The purpose of 'Declaration of Interest' is to reaffirm the principle of transparency and that the members address every issue of financial dealings of the Board without any personal or financial interest directly or indirectly which may be seen to be vested interest or an obstacle to just and bona fide acts in the interest of the game," Dalmiya said in a statement.

"I personally feel that the concept of appropriate declarations not merely by the officials of the BCCI but also of the State Associations must be revived in larger interests of transparency, evenhandedness and impartiality. This would ensure that the reputation and integrity of the Board are secured," he added.

In its bid to clean the image of the sport that had taken a beating following the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal, the BCCI yesterday notified all the Board members to sign an undertaking declaring that they do not have 'conflict of interest' while holding functionary posts in their respective cricket associations.

The 'no conflict of interest' clause would include no direct business links with any cricketing affairs in BCCI including interest or stake in IPL teams, sponsorships or looking after specific players' interests.

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