BCCI ethics officer gives clean chit to Sachin Tendulkar in conflict of interest issue

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer Justice DK Jain has given a clean chit to Sachin Tendulkar following a complaint of conflict of interest. However, the Ethics officer has found that VVS Laxman, who is a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee, a team official in the Sunrisers Hyderabad and a commentator, has a conflict of interest.Justice Jain, in his ruling, has said that Laxman’s conflict of interest is tractable and has directed BCCI to ensure that Laxman relinquishes his interests, which give rise of conflict of interest and does not occupy more than one post at any given point of time, within two weeks.Justice Jain had last month dismissed the ‘conflict of interest’ allegations against Tendulkar after the cricket icon refused to be part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) unless he is provided with agreeable ‘terms of reference’.It effectively means that Tendulkar won’t be a part of the new coach selection process after the World Cup unless CoA gives proper terms of reference.It was Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) life member Sanjeev Gupta, who had alleged that both Tendulkar and VVS Laxman are conflicted for performing dual roles as CAC member as well as mentor/icon with their franchises Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.However, Tendulkar in his affidavit had categorically denied that he has any financial agreement in both his roles and hence doesn’t come under tractable ‘conflict of interest’.It has been learned that CoA is ready with terms of reference and will be handed over to him now that the case is over.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Loss against India was turning point for Australia, feels Mitchell StarcAlso Read | India vs England Live Cricket Match Streaming: Watch ENG vs IND Live Match on Star Sports and DD SportsAlso Seelast_img

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