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Sachin Tendulkar’s name finds a place in the ‘Pandora Papers’ that exposes financial secrets!

Monday, October 4, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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Indian cricket's superstar batsman Sachin Tendulkar seems to have found a place in the celebrities named in the 'Pandora Papers' leak. He is among the wealthy elite and heads of states across the globe whose offshore financial dealings were exposed.

'Pandora Papers' is a major leak by the journalistic industry that claims to have exposed the offshore dealings of world leaders, politicians, celebrities, and billionaires. It is said to be the biggest alliance in news history. The report was published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on October 3.

The Pandora Papers feature the leak of 11.9 million documents from 14 financial services. The disclosure involved around 600 journalists from 150 media outlets all over the world. As per the ICIJ report, people linked by the secret documents to offshore assets include legendary cricketer Tendulkar, pop music icon Shakira, supermodel Claudia Schiffer, and an Italian mobster.

The Master Blaster remained one of the highest-paid cricketers in his decorated career across all formats. The report also read that the cricketer's attorney has claimed that the former cricketer's investment is legitimate. The ICJI paper read, "Tendulkar's attorney said the cricket player's investment is legitimate and has been declared to tax authorities."

The ICIJ's Pandora Papers identified 956 companies offshore tied to 336 high-level politicians and public officials, including country leaders, cabinet ministers, ambassadors and others. Other prominent figures who are listed in the report include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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