After Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar & VVS Laxman Also Served With Conflict Of Interest Notices
Just like Ganguly, both the players are associated with IPL franchises in the T20 league and are also members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
But since Ganguly isn’t getting any remuneration for his role at Delhi Capitals, he probably avoided the conflict of interest.
BCCI also does not pay any amount to the members of CAC.
Sachin Tendulkar also does not get paid for his role at Mumbai Indians.
He is the icon of the franchise and is not present in every match that the team plays.
“Since Ganguly was issued notice, the Ombudsman probably issued the notices to both Tendulkar and Laxman also. But I can confirm that Tendulkar doesn’t take a single penny from Mumbai Indians. He is just doing voluntary service. Also in BCCI, he never got paid for his services as CAC,” a senior BCCI told PTI.
Cricket Advisory committee was formed in 2015 and has the job of picking coaches for team India.
In 2016, the committee named Anil Kumble as the head coach while in 2017, Ravi Shastri was appointed as the coach by the committee.
The committee had denied selecting a coach for the women’s team, which also raised questions about whether CAC exists or not.
It will be clear after 2019 World Cup when the BCCI will again advertise for the job.
The contract of Ravi Shastri and other coaches ends after 2019 World Cup.
The conflict of interest issue has had also seen many individuals confined to a single role in BCCI.
Rahul Dravid, the former coach of Delhi Daredevils, had to leave his job at the franchise as he was the coach of India U-19 and India A at the same time.
Since his job involved remuneration, he had to leave his job at IPL to continue as the coach of BCCI’s teams.
Other than him, Bharat Arun, R Sridhar and few others had to also leave their jobs at IPL to coach BCCI’s teams.
The conflict of interest is such in BCCI that neither Dravid nor Shastri is allowed to commenatate during IPL as well.
It remains to be seen if Tendulkar and Laxman will continue to be associated with IPL teams while being in CAC.