BREAKING | BCCI gives decision on Tendulkar-Laxman potential conflicts in holding two roles

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Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman in 'tractable conflict' for their dual roles, concludes BCCI Ombudsman

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SportsCafe Desk

05/02/2019

BCCI Ombudsman has come to the conclusion that Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman are in potential conflicts and that’s why both the individuals stand 'conflicted'. However, they have also added that the conflict is "tractable" which means they can continue with their respective franchises.

After Sourav Ganguly was served a notice by the BCCI Ombudsman following accusations of “conflict of interest” by three Bengal-based cricket fans, following him taking up the Delhi Capitals’ mentor role while simultaneously being the Cricket Association of Bengal president, it was then the turn of Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad mentors – Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.

The accuser, this time, was a Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) member Sanjeev Gupta, who had stated that the duo was members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which appointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the national team in 2017. It had led to Jain serving a notice to Tendulkar and Laxman asking to file a written response before April 28 failing which the former cricketers wouldn't get a chance to explain themselves. 

After receiving replies from both cricketers, the Ombudsman’s office has come to the conclusion that both the individuals stand 'conflicted', but the conflict is "tractable". 

As per BCCI’s Constitution, "Tractable conflict" means both Tendulkar and Laxman can continue to keep their positions with Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively, while being part of the CAC, but that is subject to the fact that the duo will have to recuse themselves should any former or current representative/employee of the franchise apply for an India/BCCI job.

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