Conflict of interest charges against Sachin Tendulkar dismissed

Earlier, MPCA member Sanjeev Gupta had filed a complaint of conflict of interest, as Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, served as the members of the CAC and were mentors to IPL teams

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In a relief for former Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar was recently declared clean chit by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ethics Officer, DK Jain. Jain dismissed the conflict of interest allegations against Tendulkar after the cricketer issued a statement through his legal counsel that he won't be part of any committee of the BCCI, including the Cricket Advisory Committee unless furnished with the terms of reference and tenure of his appointment.

In his two-page verdict, Jain dismissed the allegations and called them "infructuous".

His verdict read,

"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."

Earlier, Justice Jain had asked both Tendulkar and Laxman to file written responses to the accusations by April 28 and has also asked BCCI to file their response for the same. The complaint was filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA).

"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," read a statement from Tendulkar's legal counsel.

Tendulkar had also responded to the charges by pointing out that he hasn't "received any compensation" and doesn't have a decision-making role with Mumbai Indians.

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