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Tendulkar, who was a member of the India Legends team that won the first edition of the event, has also not received his full payment for the season and has decided to withdraw from the project entirely.

Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary former India captain, will not participate in the second edition of the Road Safety World Series event for retired international cricketers, which has been plagued by unpaid dues from the first season.

Tendulkar, who was a member of the India Legends team that won the first edition of the event, has also not received his full payment for the season and has decided to withdraw from the project entirely.

According to Bangladeshi media, several top former Bangladeshi players, including Khaled Mahmud “Sujon,” Khaled Mashud “Pilot,” Mehrab Hossain, Rajin Saleh, Hannan Sarkar, and Nafees Iqbal, have yet to be paid.

Tendulkar also served as the tournament’s first “Brand Ambassador.” The event’s commissioner was Sunil Gavaskar.

“Sachin will not be competing in this season’s RSWS. The tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates from March 1 to 19, but Sachin will not be participating in any way. On the condition of anonymity, a person close to the situation told PTI.

When asked if Tendulkar had been paid by the organisers, the insider verified that he had not.

The majority of the players had signed contracts with Majestic Legends Pvt Ltd and PMG. A firm called Second Innings Sports and Entertainment was in charge of the teams.

The tournament, which took place in 2020, promised 10% of the prize pool to each player upon signing, with the rest 50% due by March 31, 2021.

Gaikwad was frequently asked for comment on the alleged payment delay, but he did not return calls or texts.

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