VVS Laxman Clears Himself From Any Hearing in the Conflict of Interest Case Following Written Submission
Former Test specialist VVS Laxman has somewhat warned the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) ethics officer that he doesn’t want any hearing following the alleged role. Also, petitioner Sanjeev Gupta and BCCI itself also believes that there’s no room for a further argument. Earlier, the veteran batsman has been alleged for the Conflict of Interest for representing Cricket Advisory Committee (BCCI) of the BCCI apart from serving as a mentor for the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Recently, Laxman has submitted the written document as Ombudsman Justice DK Jain has already reserved his orders. It has been learnt that Laxman has nothing to add more owing to the conflict of interest.
Meanwhile, with next hearing scheduled on May 20 when Sachin Tendulkar alongside Laxman could possibly be represented by their representatives, Laxman has already intimidated the officer that he has nothing more to bring forward except the recently written affidavit.
The duo in Tendulkar and Laxman had recorded lengthy statements.
Laxman maintained that if the charges are proved he will recuse from his top-brass post of the CAC.
Lengthy depositions for Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman:
On the other side, the ethics officer maintained Laxman has put forward his written document. He maintained that he doesn’t require any hearing in this regard.
Interestingly, the BCCI digital has uploaded the statement of ethics office which subsequently states what Laxman has said on the record.
“VVS Laxman has handed over his written submissions. It 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,” officer maintained.
The sources revealed that BCCI and complainant “shall be at liberty to file any further submissions. Consequently, this came in response to the written submissions filed by Laxman. Thus, they are being expected to furnish the response within seven days from Wednesday (May 15).
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