Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman meet BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain in Conflict of Interest case

first_imgSachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman appeared in person before BCCI Ombudsman and former justice DK Jain in Delhi today.This was in relation to the conflict of interest matter as both are part of board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) and also IPL franchises Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.However, the hearing which just ended remained inconclusive.”I represented Sachin in this matter. The hearing lasted for over four hours and still remains inconclusive. It will continue on May 20,” Amit Sibal, counsel for Tendulkar told India Today.Sachin and Laxman though may not be required to appear personally again unless they personally desire so.Earlier, it was learned that the complainant Sanjeev Gupta of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri had also been summoned for deposition by Justice Jain.As per the complaint lodged by Gupta, Tendulkar and Laxman are alleged to be conflicted for their dual roles as members of Cricket Advisory Committee and as an icon (Tendulkar for Mumbai Indians) and mentor (Laxman for Sunrisers Hyderabad) of IPL teams.Both cricketers have denied having any conflict and in fact, blamed BCCI for the mess as the Board never mentioned before their written submission that there is ‘tractable Conflict of Interest” which can be sorted on full disclosure.(With inputs from Ateet Sharma)Also Read | Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman to depose before BCCI ombudsman on May 14Also Read | BCCI Ombudsman issues notices to Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxmanlast_img

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