Sachin Tendulkar received a notice on Wednesday by Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Ombudsman-cum-Ethics-Officer Justice DK Jain for his alleged by serving as a mentor of IPL franchise. Mumbai Indians as well as being a member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The Ombudsman received a complaint under Article 39 of the rules. The regulations of the BCCI, concerning some acts supposedly creating as a conflict of interest on Tendulkar’s part. He was asked for a written response approved by the duly executed testimony on or before April 28th.
The case was filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a member of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA). Justice Jain, in the notice, wrote, “A complaint has been received by the Ethics Officer of the Board of Control for Cricket. In India under Article 39 of the Rules. The Regulations of the BCCI, regarding certain acts, allegedly constituting as “conflict of interest on your part”. “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,” he added.
The ombudsman said that failure to answer will determine that no more chance to articulate their point of view will be granted. “On your failure to respond to the present notice, the Ethics Officer shall be constrained to proceed in your absence. That without giving any further opportunity of filing a response to the complaint, to you”. A copy of this notice also sent to the BCCI to enable it to file its response to the accompanying complaint. In writing or before 28th April 2019, before the Ethics Officer,” he added.