BCCI slaps show cause notice to Dinesh Karthik for visiting CPL dressing room

BCCI slaps show-cause notice to Dinesh Karthik for visiting CPL dressing room

Dinesh Karthik, the Indian wicket-keeper batsman, and Kolkata Knight Riders skipper, received a notice from the Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) after the board was informed that he was present in the Trinbago Knight Riders locker room with the coach Brendon McCullum. Also the new coach of the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

A senior board official confirmed the development and said Karthik needed to ask permission before moving, as he is still a centrally hired Indian player and will have to respond to the exhibition within seven days.

“There are certain protocols that must be followed as he is an Indian player. It has a central contract and cannot be seen in the CPL locker room without informing the BCCI and without permission. You have seven days to respond to the notice,” the official reported.

Both the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise and the KKR IPL franchise are owned by Shah Rukh Khan. But the BCCI is very clear that Indian players should have nothing to do with the foreign leagues of the T20.

In fact, even when Yuvraj Singh received a NOC to play in Canada, it was exceptional as the BCCI made it clear that no more pitches would be made. While it is unclear whether it was a normal visit to the locker room or if the next IPL season was being planned, Karthik’s fate depends on how the Committee of Administrators (CoA) considers the whole issue.

“It depends on how the CoA looks at its response to the exposure. I am sure that the committee will also take into account that such activities should be taken into account as foreign leagues are very interested in having Indian representation,” the official noted.

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