The BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and the legal team will be present in case Ombudsman Justice (Retd) D K Jain summons Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman for an in-person hearing in the alleged Conflict of Interest case. Tendulkar and Laxman have already filed their respective responses, categorically denying any conflict in their dual roles as Cricket Advisory Committee members and mentors of their respective franchises — Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad.Also Read - India to Play Cancelled 5th Test vs England in July 2022, All You Need to Know About Revised Dates, Venues of Test, T20I and ODI Series

The BCCI expects Justice Jain to call both Tendulkar and Laxman for a hearing as per principles of natural justice and the institution will be represented by CEO Johri. “Contrary to some media reports, there is no change in BCCI policy. Just like in case of Sourav Ganguly, if Tendulkar and Laxman depose before Ethics Officer, Rahul and the legal team will be there. The BCCI is certainly a party to the matter,” a senior BCCI official privy to Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) decision told PTI on Tuesday. Also Read - After Manchester United, Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh Set To Bid For New IPL Team in 2022 Season: Report

“Just for your information, there was a hearing in the S Sreesanth case and BCCI was represented by CEO. In this case, the Ombudsman had written to BCCI, so there is no question of BCCI going unrepresented,” he added. Also Read - BCCI Could Earn up to USD 5 Billion From IPL Broadcasting Rights Only