Iconic former India captain Sachin Tendulkar will not be part of the second edition of the Road Safety World Series tournament involving retired international cricketers which has faced harsh weather conditions with several participants complaining of unpaid dues from the first season .
Tendulkar, who played for the India Legends, who won the tournament in the first edition, has also not received his full payment for the season and has now decided to disassociate himself from the project altogether.
It is reported in Bangladeshi media that many former top players in the country including Khaled Mahmud ‘Sujon’, Khaled Mashud ‘Pilot’, Mehrab Hossain, Rajin Saleh, Hannan Sarkar and Nafees Iqbal have not been paid. until now.
Tendulkar was also the ‘Brand Ambassador’ of the first edition of the tournament. Sunil Gavaskar was the event curator.
“Sachin will not be part of the RSWS this season. The tournament is marked from March 1-19 in the United Arab Emirates, but Sachin will not be part of this tournament in any form,” a source familiar with the developments told PTI under cover of a statement. ‘anonymity.
When asked if even Tendulkar was not paid by the organizers, the source confirmed the same.
“Yes, Sachin is among the many cricketers who participated in the tournament, who were not paid by the organizers. And one must get in touch with a Ravi Gaikwad, who was the first organizer.
Most of the players had signed under a company called Majestic Legends Pvt Ltd and PMG. The teams were managed by a company called Second Innings Sports and Entertainment.
The tournament, which took place in 2020, committed 10% to each player upon signing, with another 40% to be paid by February 25, 2021, and the remaining 50% by March 31, 2021.
Gaikwad was contacted several times for his statement on the alleged delay in payments, but he did not respond to calls or text messages.