MPCA member Sanjeev Gupta and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri also called for testimony
In response to the notice, Sachin had said that the BCCI is responsible for the current situation.
Sports desk Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman have sent summons to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in the case of conflict of interest. BCCI's Ethics Officer and Lokpal DK Jain has given the date of May 14 for a personal hearing on both of them. In the case, complainant Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association member Sanjeev Gupta and BCCI CEO Rahul Johari were also called for testimony.
Laxman had said – our character was not told
Sanjeev had alleged that both of them were members of the Cricket Advisory Committee. Apart from this, Tendulkar is playing dual role as the mentor of Mumbai Indians' icon and Laxman Sunrise Hyderabad. However, both the cricketers have denied these allegations. While responding to Lokpal's notice, Sachin said that the BCCI is responsible for the current situation.
Sachin had said in his reply to the 13-point BCCI Lokpal Bill that he asked Vinod Rai, head of the Governors (CoA) and Rahul Zohri, what is his role in the CAC?
In response to the notice of the Ombudsman, Laxman had accused Vinod Rai of communicating on the Committee of Administrators (COA) headed by him. Laxman had said – The COA uses the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) only to select the senior team coach. Our character has not been told in detail so far. We had been promised a broad role. He said that if it comes to confrontation, then I am ready to oppose it.
According to Article 38 (3) (A) of the Constitution of BCCI, such disputes that can be solved when disclosing the interests are covered under the category 'Tractable Conflict'. Like Laxman and Ganguly, Sachin also says that the CEO and the COA have not yet clarified their role.