BCCI ombudsman issues notice to Sachin Tendulkar over 'conflict of interest'


NEW DELHI: Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday served notices by BCCI's Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer DK Jain for his alleged 'conflict of interest' by serving as a mentor of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians as well as a member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

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

The complaint was received by the Ombudsman under Article39 of the rules and regulations of the BCCI, regarding certain acts allegedly constituting as a conflict of interest on Tendulkar’s part.

“A complaint has been received by the Ethics Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (for short "the BCCI") under Article 39 of the Rules and Regulations of the BCCI, regarding certain acts, allegedly constituting as 'conflict of interest' on your part”, Justice Jain wrote to Tendulkar.

"You may file your written response to the accompanying Complaint, supported by duly executed affidavit, on or before 28th April 2019, with the Office of the Ethics Officer, BCCI, Mumbai for further proceedings in the matter," he further stated.

The Ombudsman stated that failure to respond will mean that no further chance to explain their points of view will be given.

"On your failure to respond to the present notice, the Ethics Officer shall be constrained to proceed in your absence, without giving any further opportunity of filing a response to the Complaint to you", he wrote.

Justice Jain in his notice has asked him to file written responses to the allegations by April 28 and has also simultaneously asked BCCI to file their response.

"A copy of this Notice is also being sent to the BCCI, to enable it to file its response to the accompanying complaint, in writing on or before 28th April 2019 before the Ethics Officer," Justice Jain wrote.


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