Tendulkar: BCCI responsible for conflict of interest issue

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05 May 2019

Sachin Tendulkar blames BCCI for conflict of interest situation

Sachin Tendulkar has rejected the BCCI's claim that his alleged conflict of interest falls under 'tractable category'.

Further, he has also blamed the Indian cricket's governing body for creating this situation.

The issue arose since Tendulkar is a member of Cricket Advisory Committee, along with being the 'icon' of Mumbai Indians.

A couple of weeks back, he was served a notice by the Ombudsman.

The story

CAC members served notice by BCCI Ombudsman

CAC members served notice by BCCI Ombudsman

It was reported last week that the CAC members Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, along with Tendulkar, were served a notice by the BCCI's Ombudsman DK Jain for their involvement with IPL franchises.

However, all three members have rejected the claim in their affidavits.

Tendulkar had even requested Jain to call the CoA chief Vinod Rai and CEO Rahul Johri for further clarification.

What is 'tractable category'?

As per the BCCI's constitution clause 38 [3] [a]: "Tractable conflicts are those that are resolvable or permissible or excusable through recusal of the individual concerned and - or - with full disclosure of the interest involved".

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Tendulkar surprised at BCCI's move against conflict of interest

"Without prejudice to the aforesaid, the Noticee submits that it is surprising that the BCCI, being the very authority responsible for the Noticee's empanelment to the CAC, is presently taking a position that the Noticee is exposed to an alleged conflict of interest," Tendulkar responded.

Role

Laxman and Tendulkar claim BCCI never explained CAC member's role

Similar to what Laxman had quoted in his affidavit, Tendulkar also responded by saying that the BCCI to date has not explained the role of a CAC member.

"The Noticee [Tendulkar] has time and again sought clarification from the BCCI on the scope of his role in the CAC- but has not received a response from BCCI till date," noted Tendulkar.

Recuse

Tendulkar claims he recused himself from U-19 selection committee recruitment

Tendulkar claims he recused himself from U-19 selection committee recruitment

Tendulkar also brought up the instance when he once recused himself from being a part of the U-19 selection committee, as his son Arjun was in contention for selection.

"It is critical to note that the Noticee had specifically written to the BCCI in respect of the potential conflict of interest that could have arisen in the aforesaid scenario," Tendulkar registered.

Tendulkar hurt on being asked questions by BCCI

"The Noticee has served the Indian cricket team for more than two decades and accepted empanelment with the CAC to help and contribute towards the growth of Indian cricket. It is unfortunate that the Noticee has to clarify the questions raised," Tendulkar concluded.

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