The complainant Sanjeev Gupta also deposed separately and it is learnt that Jain, who is also the BCCI Ombudsman, has asked them to give written submission of their depositions.
The allegations leveled against the two legends pertains to their dual role as mentors/icons of Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad apart from being members of Cricket Advisory Committee.
The BCCI’s ombudsman, retired Justice DK Jain, will shortly announce his verdict on the conflict of interest complaint against Sourav Ganguly.
The ombudsman noted that the players had already missed out on earning of about Rs 30 lakh as they had been sent back from the tour of Australia.
Pandya and Rahul were provisionally suspended by the Committee of Administrators (COA) for their remarks before the suspension was lifted pending an inquiry by the Ombudsman.
Pandya and Rahul are already serving suspensions, but what is the duration? Effectively, they have been suspended for an indefinite period, with nobody having an idea what’s next.