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 vs Australia 2020: BCCI Will Allow Families To Accompany Players For Tour
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 - IPL 2020: Ravi Shastri Slammed For Calling Wriddhiman Saha 'Best Keeper Gloveman in The World', Fans Ask 'What About MS Dhoni'?
“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 - IPL 2020 News: Sourav Ganguly Calls IPL 'Best Tournament in The World', Happy With Smashing Success in Terms of Ratings, Viewership