New Delhi, Apr. 29:
Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday refuted all allegations of Conflict of Interest levelled against him as he claimed to have neither “received any compensation” nor holding any decision making role in the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.
However, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman, who is part of the team management, has expressed his desire to step down from the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to clear himself of the allegations.
The CAC comprising Tendulkar, Laxman and Sourav Ganguly are facing Conflict of Interest allegations. While Ganguly’s advisory role with Delhi Capitals came under scanner earlier this month, Laxman and Tendulkar responded to the allegations.
Tendulkar filed a 14-point written response to a notice sent by BCCI Ombudsman D K Jain, following a Conflict of Interest complaint filed by the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) member Sanjeev Gupta.
As per the complainant, Tendulkar and Laxman are allegedly performing dual roles, first of a “support staff” in their respective IPL franchises Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), and second as members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). In Laxman’s case, it has been learnt that the former India batsman, in his reply to the Ombudsman, has expressed his desire to quit Cricket Advisory Committee if such a situation arises.