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Tendulkar, Laxman hearing to continue on May 20

by Sahir Usman May 15, 2019 • 10:45 AM

New Delhi, May 15 - Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman met the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman and Ethics officer D.K. Jain in the Capital on Tuesday and the two are likely to be once again represented by their respective lawyers when the second round of hearing takes place on May 20.

Complainant Sanjeev Gupta was also present separately and they have been asked to give written submission of their depositions.

They were summoned by the ombudsman after cases of alleged conflict were filed against them for their roles as IPL team mentors as well as members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

In his reply, Tendulkar had torn into the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and had said that it was on them to clear the mess that had been created.

"Without prejudice to the aforesaid, the noticee submits that it is surprising that the BCCI, being the very authority responsible for the noticee's empanelment to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), is presently taking a position that the noticee is exposed to an alleged conflict of interest. It is reiterated that, the Noticee was declared as the Mumbai Indians 'ICON' post his retirement in 2013, which was much prior to his appointment to the CAC in 2015," Tendulkar's lawyer wrote to Ombudsman D.K. Jain, accessed by IANS.

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