Former Indian Cricket captain Sachin Tendulkar will not participate in the second edition of the Road Safety World Series tournament for retired international cricketers. This is mainly because of the unpaid dues from the first season. He played for the India Legends which won the first edition of the tournament. Tendulkar has also not received his full payment for the season and has decided to withdraw from the project entirely.
According to Bangladeshi media, a number of top former players from the country, including Khaled Mahmud ‘Sujon,’ Khaled Mashud ‘Pilot,’ Mehrab Hossain, Rajin Saleh, Hannan Sarkar, and Nafees Iqbal, have yet to be paid. Tendulkar was also the tournament’s first ‘Brand Ambassador.’ Sunil Gavaskar was the event’s commissioner.
Sachin will not be competing in the RSWS this season. The tournament runs from March 1 to March 19 in the UAE, but Sachin will not be a part of it in any way, the source said. When asked if Tendulkar had been paid by the organisers, the source confirmed that he had not. Sachin is one of many cricketers who participated in the tournament but were not paid by the organisers.