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BCCI ethics officer dismisses charge against Sachin Tendulkar


NEW DELHI: BCCI Ethics Officer Justice DK Jain on Monday brushed aside the 'conflict of hobby' allegations against Sachin Tendulkar after the cricket icon refused to be a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) until he is provided with agreeable 'phrases of reference'.

Jain, in a two-page verdict, described the allegations as "infructuous" (needless), ruling that the subject needed to be disposed off after Tendulkar made his place clear that he's going to 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 Comittee 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 could also be BCCI Ombudsman, stated Tendulkar, via his prison Counsel Amit Sibal had issued a statement, which was enough to push aside the case.

Tendulkar's prison counsel's statement learn: "Without prejudice to his rights and contentions within the provide proceeding, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar wishes to reiterate that he has been requesting BCCI because the inception of the CAC that phrases of reference and his tenure is furnished to him.

"He has requested this time and again and a number of other occasions over time together with as lately as on 7.12.2018. He is now left and not using a different selection but keep up a correspondence to BCCI that until and until the BCCI furnishes the phrases of reference and tenure of his appointment within the CAC, he has determined not be a part of any committee of the BCCI together with the CAC."

It successfully signifies that Tendulkar may not be a part of the brand new trainer selection procedure after World Cup until CoA offers correct phrases 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 acting 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 settlement in both his roles and therefore doesn't come beneath tractable 'conflict of hobby'.


It has been learnt that CoA is in a position with phrases of reference and shall be passed over to him now that the case is over.





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