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BCCI ombudsman issues notices to Tendulkar, Laxman over alleged conflict of interest

Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman were served notices by BCCI’s ombudsman-cum-ethics officer Justice DK Jain for their alleged conflict of interest by serving as mentors of IPL franchises as well as being a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).

VVS Laxman has been involved with Sunrisers Hyderabad while Sachin Tendulkar is Mumbai Indians’ mentor.

In the notices sent to Laxman and Tendulkar, Justice Jain stated that he had also asked the BCCI to file their response by April 28.

"A complaint has been received by the Ethics Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (for short "the BCCI") under Article 39 of the Rules and Regulations of the BCCI, regarding certain acts, allegedly constituting as "conflict of interest" on your part," Justice Jain wrote in the notices.

"You may file your written response to the accompanying Complaint, supported by duly executed affidavit, on or before 28th April 2019, with the Office of the Ethics Officer, BCCI, Mumbai for further proceedings in the matter."

The ombudsman stated that their failure to respond to the notices would result in them not getting any further opportunity to file a response.

"On your failure to respond to the present notice, the Ethics Officer shall be constrained to proceed in your absence, without giving any further opportunity of filing a response to the Complaint, to you.