Conflict of Interest allegation against Sachin Tendulkar infructuous: BCCI ethics officerMadhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta had alleged Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman have a Conflict of Interest due to their dual roles as mentors of IPL franchises and members of Cricket Advisory Committee. advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiMay 27, 2019UPDATED: May 27, 2019 21:34 IST Sachin Tendulkar (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJustice DK Jain rubbished the allegations in a 2-page verdict on MondaySachin and Laxman were alleged of Conflict of Interest by MPCA life member Sanjeev GuptaSachin Tendulkar had refused to be part of CAC unless he is provided with agreeable terms of referenceBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer Justice DK Jain on Monday dismissed the ‘conflict of interest’ allegations against Sachin Tendulkar after the cricket icon refused to be part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) unless he is provided with agreeable ‘terms of reference’.Jain in a two-page verdict described the allegations as “infructuous” (pointless), ruling that the matter had to be disposed of after Tendulkar made his position clear that he will not “act as such” a member of the CAC.”Once the BCCI furnished the terms of reference and tenure, he will decide on the course of his participation in the same. Mr Tendulkar doesn’t consider himself to be part of any Cricket Advisory Committee and will not act as such. In consequence, the present complaint doesn’t survive for adjudication.””….resultantly, the present complaint is rendered infructuous and is disposed of, as such,” Jain wrote in his verdict.Jain, who is also BCCI Ombudsman, said Tendulkar, through his legal Counsel Amit Sibal had issued a statement, which was enough to dismiss the case.Tendulkar’s legal counsel’s statement read: “Without prejudice to his rights and contentions in the present proceeding, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar wishes to reiterate that he has been requesting BCCI since the inception of the CAC that terms of reference and his tenure is furnished to him.”He has requested this repeatedly and several times over the years including as recently as on 7.12.2018. He is now left with no other choice but communicate to BCCI that until and unless the BCCI furnishes the terms of reference and tenure of his appointment in the CAC, he has decided not be part of any committee of the BCCI including the CAC.”advertisementIt 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 learnt that CoA is ready with terms of reference and will be handed over to him now that the case is over.Also Read | Virat Kohli captain on paper but MS Dhoni on ground: Suresh RainaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Waqar Younis feels Pakistan capable of reproducing 1992 magicAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Cricket Advisory CommiteeFollow BCCIFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow BCCI Conflict of InterestFollow VVS LaxmanFollow Justice DK Jain
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