Sachin Tendulkar refutes that he is not getting any monetary benefit from Mumbai Indians
Sachin Tendulkar has countered all the allegations of being in a conflicted position for dual roles in Mumbai Indians and Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The Master Blaster has claimed to have neither received any compensation nor holding any decision making a role in the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in a three-page reply to Ombudsman Retd Justice DK Jain, who had sent him a notice on the Conflict of Interest allegation made by a certain Sanjeev Gupta of Indore.
“The Noticee (Tendulkar) has received no pecuniary benefit/compensation from the Mumbai Indians IPL Franchise in his capacity as the Mumbai Indians ‘ICON’ since his retirement and is certainly not employed with the Franchise in any capacity. He does not occupy any position, nor has he taken any decision (including the selection of team players) which could qualify as being in governance or management of the Franchise. Accordingly, there is no conflict of interest, either under the BCCI Rules or otherwise,” Tendulkar said in his reply.
As per the complainant, Tendulkar and Laxman are allegedly performing dual roles, first of support staff in their respective IPL franchises Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) respectively and second as members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
Tendulkar has asserted that as a mentor of Mumbai Indians, he is not breaking any PMOA rules and he is entitled, as per the IPL rules, to sit in the MI dugout. On this note, Tendulkar has requested for a personal hearing along with his legal representatives in case of the Ombudsman willing to continue proceedings.