Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has said that he has not taken any “economic benefit” from IPL team Mumbai Indians and neither does he play a role in ‘taking the decision’ in this franchise.
Sachin Tendulkar has given this information in response to the notice received by BCCI’s Lokpal Retired Justice DK Jain, in the case of conflict of interest.
Members of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, Sachin Sanjeev Gupta had complained against Sachin. He also complained against former cricketer VVS Laxman.
Raising the issue of conflict of interest, Gupta had said in his complaint that Tendulkar and Laxman play double role. He is the support staff of the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad, and is also a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee.
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‘No conflict of interests’
According to the news agency PTI, Sachin Tendulkar has rejected the complaint in response to Justice Jain. He also gave information about his role in Mumbai Indians.
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In his reply, Sachin said in his reply, “Since the retirement of the person who received the notice as a Mumbai Indians icon (Tendulkar) has not received any economic benefit / compensation and he is not an employee in any form of this franchise. There is no post nor have they taken any decision (including selection of team players). ”
He further said, “There is no case of conflict of interest under the BCCI rules or other rules.”
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Among the fans for his aggressive batting style, the name of Sachin Tendulkar, known as Master Blaster, has the record of making the most hundreds and runs in Test cricket and ODIs. Sachin has scored 15 thousand 921 runs and 51 hundreds in Test cricket. He has scored 18 thousand 426 runs and 49 centuries in ODIs.
He retired from ODIs in 2012 and the year 2013 from the Test. Sachin Tendulkar joined the IPL team Mumbai Indians as an icon player in 2008 and scored 2 thousand 334 runs in 73 matches with a century in aid of 2013.
In response to Gupta’s complaint, Sachin Tendulkar has said that he is a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee of the BCCI in year 2015. A year back, he had retired from Mumbai Indians.
He also said, “At the time of appointment in the CAC, the BCCI was aware of his relationship with Mumbai Indians.”
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Limited role to guide
Speaking on the issue raised by Gupta about sitting in the team’s dagout, Sachin said, “A mentor should not be seen as managing a franchisee.”
Sachin has said that his role is limited to the team’s ‘guidance and motivation’.
Sachin has also said that if Justice Jain wants to carry forward the proceedings then he will request a personal hearing with his legal representatives.
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