Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman have been summoned by BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain for clearing their stance on the alleged ‘conflict of interest’ case.
A top BCCI official confirmed the news to PTI on a strict condition of anonymity.
“Yes, both Tendulkar and Laxman had sought in person deposition before the Ethics Officer and as per principles of natural justice. Accordingly, they have been asked to depose in Delhi on May 14. The timing and venue will be notified later.”
“The BCCI is a party to the case and just like in Sourav Ganguly’s case, the parent body will give its view. There were erroneous reports that BCCI will not be represented. CAC is a BCCI sub-committee,” the official concluded.
Earlier, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta lodged a complaint against Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman for their alleged dual role in Indian cricket.
While both of them are members of the three-member CAC committee, Tendulkar also serves as an icon for Mumbai Indians while Laxman is the mentor for SunRisers Hyderabad.
Recently, Laxman hit out at BCCI for never clarifying their role in the CAC committee and using them sparely according to their own need.
Laxman also cited that the three-member committee is not involved in selecting players for the Indian cricket team and hence the dual role has no hurdles to come over.
After that, Sachin Tendulkar wrote a 13-point letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai asking them to clarify his position in the CAC committee.
The 46-year old also wrote that he is serving as the Mumbai Indians ‘ICON’ since 2013 while he was appointed on the CAC committee in 2015.