Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman issued notice

Sachin Tendulkar

Legendary Sachin Tendulkar and batting maestro VVS Laxman were on Wednesday served notices by BCCI’s ombudsman-cum-ethics officer D K Jain for their alleged ‘conflict of interest’ by serving as mentors of IPL franchise as well as members of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

Tendulkar is Mumbai Indians’ mentor and Laxman is in the same capacity for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

This is the third case of conflict of interest allegation being filed after former skipper Sourav Ganguly had to appear before Justice (retd.) Jain for deposition for his triple role as CAB president, CAC member as well as advisor of Delhi Capitals. All three players were part of CAC that picked the senior national coach Ravi Shastri in July 2017, which was their last meeting.

Justice Jain in his notice (in possession of PTI) has asked both Tendulkar and Laxman to file written responses to the allegations by April 28 and has also simultaneously asked BCCI to file their response.

The complaint was filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA).

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