Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman will depose in front of the BCCI Ombudsman regarding Conflict of Interest claims on 14 May.
Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman will depose in front of the BCCI Ombudsman regarding Conflict of Interest claims on 14 May.(Photo: BCCI)
  • 1. What Are The Allegations?
  • 2. Are They The Only Ones?
  • 3. Who Filed the Complaints?
  • 4. What's the ‘Conflict’?
  • 5. What Sachin and Laxman Have Said
Do ‘Conflict of Interest’ Claims Against Sachin & VVS Hold Ground?

Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman are currently involved in an off-field controversy that many would argue ‘has come out of nowhere’.

Complaints of conflict of interest have been filed with the BCCI regarding the two former players holding posts in IPL franchises and also being a part of the board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

Ahead of their 14 May hearing, here’s a look at how the roles they’ve held for the last few years have suddenly become a bone of contention, after allegations of them using their positions unjustly emerged.

  • 1. What Are The Allegations?

    On 24 May 2019, Mumbai Indians mentor Sachin Tendulkar and his Sunrisers Hyderabad counterpart VVS Laxman were issued notices by BCCI Ombudsman D K Jain for alleged 'conflict of interest' in their involvement with Indian Premier League teams as well as being a part of the still existing Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the BCCI.

    Jain asked both Tendulkar and Laxman to send their responses by 28 April and also asked the BCCI to file its response in the matter.

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

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

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