Charges dismissed against Sachin
The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) have confirmed that they have dismissed the conflict of interest allegations against Sachin Tendulkar.
DK Jain, who is the BCCI Ethics Officer as dismissed the conflict of interest allegations. In a two-page verdict, he dismissed the allegations as “infructuous”, writing in his verdict: “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.”
The conflict of interest issue arose when MPCA member Sanjeev Gupta filed a complaint, pointing at the dual roles Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, who were members of the CAC and also served as mentors for Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
A statement from Tendulkar’s legal counsel says –
“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.”
Tendulkar, Laxman and Sourav Ganguly were part of CAC that picked Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the national team in July 2017. Shashtri is now set to coach India in the upcoming World Cup in England.