Sachin Tendulkar sues Australian cricket bat maker over $2 million in royalties

Paola Ditto
Giugno 15, 2019

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar is suing Australian sports equipment maker Spartan Sports after it allegedly failed to pay him nearly $2 million in royalties.

The Federal court papers were reviewed by Reuters which stated that the company had used Tendulkar's image and name to sell products with the tag "Sachin by Spartan".

In a case filed in an Australian court, Tendulkar reportedly alleged that the Sydney-based bat maker, which has since been renamed, has failed to make payments due to the batting great.

In September 2018, Tendulkar terminated the agreement with Spartan and requested its companies to stop using his image.

According to reports, Tendulkar and Spartan had signed a deal in 2016, for which the retired cricketer had also attended promotional events.

The law firm listed as representing Tendulkar, Gilbert Tobin, declined comment.

Tendulkar's civil claim accused the Australian company of misleading or deceptive conduct, "passing off", or suggesting an official endorsement when none existed, and breach of contract.

Tendulkar became the world's leading run-scorer in tests and one-day internationals, with more than 34,000 runs and 100 centuries, in a 24-year career that ended in 2013. The court website showed the lawsuit was filed on June 5, with the first court date in Sydney on June 26.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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