Dubai: In what will come as a shock to his fans across the world, former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been named in the ‘Pandora Papers’ leak, which includes several other top celebrities. Tendulkar, who has been a Member of Parliament, was named as the beneficial owner of an offshore entity in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), which was liquidated in 2016, as reported by the Indian Express. Also Read – Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Ambani, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw feature in the first list of Pandora Papers. details here
More than 600 media journalists and investigations are based on the leaking of 11.9 million documents from the 14 financial services that make up the Pandora Papers. Also Read – IPL 2021: Ajay Jadeja makes big comment on PBKS captain KL Rahul after defeat vs RCB, admits he lacks leadership skills
Not only Tendulkar, as per the ICIJ report, pop music diva Shakira, supermodel Claudia Schiffer and an Italian dacoit are also among those involved in the secret deed of foreign assets. Also Read – IPL 2021: Ashish Nehra Praises J&K Cricketer Umran Malik, Wonders ‘Why SRH Holding Him Back’
It is learned that Tendulkar’s lawyer claimed that the investment of the former cricketer is legitimate.
“Tendulkar’s counsel submitted that the cricketer’s investment is legitimate and has been declared to the tax authorities. Shakira’s lawyer said that the singer declared her companies, to which the lawyer said that they do not provide tax benefits. Schiffer’s representatives said the supermodel pays her taxes accurately in the UK, where she lives,” ICIJ said.
The former batting legend is currently in the United Arab Emirates with the Mumbai Indians team. Despite his presence in the dressing room, the defending champions did not live up to the bill and could not even make the playoffs.