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Tendulkar meets BCCI ombudsman in Conflict of Interest case, next hearing on May 20

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appeared in person before and former justice DK Jain in on Tuesday in the Conflict of Interest matter. But the hearing had no significant conclusion as the matter has been postponed to May 20.

Tendulkar's appearance in the next hearing is not necessary.

On April 24, a complaint was filed against the 46-year-old for his alleged conflict of interest by serving as a mentor of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians as well as being a member of Advisory Committee (CAC).

The complaint was filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a member of the Madhya Pradesh Association (MPCA).

Earlier this month, had rejected conflict of interest charges and wrote a letter to BCCI, asking what exactly constitutes the conflict of interest.

Moreover, the cricketing icon has requested Jain to call upon the (CoA) and to "clarify their position."

"Without prejudice to the aforesaid, the noticee submits that it is surprising that the BCCI, being the very authority responsible for the noticees empanelment to the Advisory Committee (CAC), is presently taking a position that the noticee is exposed to an alleged conflict of interest. It is reiterated that the noticee was declared as the Mumbai Indians 'icon' post his retirement in 2013, which was much prior to his appointment to the CAC in 2015," said in his 13-point letter to on May 5.

"The BCCI response does not clarify this variance in its stance and the noticee requests the to call upon BCCI officials, Mr. and Mr. to clarify this position," he added.

Tendulkar's response also added that a mentor or an 'icon' is not covered in the definition of a and his role is limited to providing guidance, inputs and inspiration to the younger team members.

"A mentor or an 'icon' is not covered in the definition of a This becomes even more obvious from the fact that the definition requires an individual to be involved with a team or a franchisee in an official capacity. The noticee reiterates he does not hold any official position with the franchise. His role is limited to providing guidance, inputs and inspiration to the younger team members," he further said.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 17:31 IST
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