Recently, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar were deposed by Justice DK Jain, over their dual role. Both these former Indian batsmen conflicted the interest of the board’s Cricket Advisory Committee by being a mentor in their respective IPL franchises.
However, VVS Laxman has conveyed to the ethics officer of the BCCI that no further hearing is needed in this matter. The BCCI and the complainant Sanjeev Gupta also urged Justice DK Jain that no further arguments were required.
Both Laxman and Tendulkar had submitted lengthy depositions to Jain, and their next hearing was along with their lawyers on the 20th of May.
Laxman had clarified the fact that he had nothing to add to whatever he had already submitted in writing. Laxman had an affidavit submitted which stated that there was no conflict. He had also stated in the affidavit that he would resign from the post in the CAC if the conflict was proved.
“VVS Laxman has handed over his written submissions and states that the matter be decided based on the material already on record and the written submissions filed today and that he would not need any further hearing in the matter,” BCCI’s website uploaded the ethics officer’s statement.
“It is learnt that Gupta and the BCCI shall be at liberty to file any further submissions in response to the written submissions filed today, on behalf of Laxman, within 7 days from today,” the officer had added.