BCCI Likely to speak to IPL franchises as Karthik apologizes for CPL act
After exhibited for being present in the dressing room of the Trinbago Knight Riders with coach Brendon McCullum, also the new coach of the Indian Premier League team, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the Indian wicket-keeper and the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, Dinesh Karthik, apologizes unconditionally for the CPL Caribbean Premier League Act.
Speaking to IANS, a BCCI official confirmed the same and said that IPL franchises would also understand that Indian players cannot ask to be present that way in foreign leagues.
“Karthik realizes the mistake as a contracted BCCI player and apologized unconditionally. IPL franchises should also understand that such a scenario should not arise in the future where Indian players are seen in foreign leagues without the permission of the BCCI,” the official explained.
Shah Rukh Khan owns both the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise and the KKR IPL franchise. But the BCCI is very clear that Indian players should have nothing to do with the foreign leagues of the T20.
Even when former Indian player Yuvraj Singh received a NOC to play in Canada after retirement, it was exceptional as the BCCI made it clear that no more pitches would made.
While it was initially unclear whether it was a normal visit to the dressing room by Karthik or if the next IPL season was planned, Karthik has clarified that he was only gone because the coach had invited him and he was not part of any activity in t CPL or the team.