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Tendulkar, Laxman summoned by Ombudsman on May 14

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Cricketing greats Tendulkar and VVS Laxman will depose in person for their alleged Conflict of Interest case before the cum Justice DK Jain here on May 14.

It is learnt that the complainant of Madhya Pradesh Association (MPCA) and have also been summoned for deposition by Justice Jain.

As per complaint lodged by Gupta, Tendulkar and Laxman are alleged to be conflicted for their dual roles as members of Advisory Committee and as icon (Tendulkar for Mumbai Indians) and mentor (Laxman for Sunrisers Hyderabad) of IPL teams.

Both cricketers have denied having any conflict and in fact blamed for the mess as the Board never mentioned before their written submission that there is 'tractable Conflict of Interest" which can be sorted on full disclosure.

"Yes, both Tendulkar and Laxman had sought in person deposition before the and as per principles of natural justice. Accordingly they have been asked to depose in on May 14. The timing and venue will be notified later," a top BCCI source told on conditions of anonymity.

Asked why BCCI Johri has been summoned, the said: "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 said.

Tendulkar, in his written submission, had requested Justice Jain to call both Johri and in order to clarify their position.

It is understood that Johri will be representing the CoA.

The Conflict of Interest issue against all three CAC members have put the Board in a tight spot. The newly adopted constitution's Conflict of Interest clause has some grey areas which many in the Board feel needs urgent addressing.

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First Published: Mon, May 06 2019. 22:50 IST