Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman served notice by BCCI Ombudsman

The notice to the former cricketing legends comes after Sanjeev Gupta, a member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) filed a complaint against the two


Former Indian cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman have been served notices by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s Ombudsman/ Ethics Officer, DK Jain for their alleged 'conflict of interest'. The accusation against the two, is serving as both, mentors of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises as well as a member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

Currently, Tendulkar is Ambani-owned Mumbai Indians' mentor whereas Laxman is serving as the mentor for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Earlier, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was also served a similar notice and he had to appear before Justice Jain for deposition for his triple role as CAB president, CAC member, and Delhi Capitals' advisor.

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All three were part of CAC that picked senior national coach Ravi Shastri in July 2017, which was their last meeting.

Meanwhile, Justice Jain has 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).

Tendulkar and Laxman have been asked to submit their responses by the allotted deadline or the failure to respond will mean that no further chance to explain their point of view will be given.