Dinesh Karthik issues apology for violating BCCI contract: Details here
Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik on Sunday issued an unconditional apology for violating his BCCI contract. Karthik, who was seen attending the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL), was charged by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the violation of his contract. As per BCCI's norms, Indian players are barred from playing or appearing in overseas T20 tournaments without prior permission. Here's more.
During the ongoing CPL, as TKR were up against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, it was shown during the live broadcast that Karthik was sitting in the TKR dressing room. Notably, he was also wearing the training uniform of the franchise, while he was seated next to TKR coach Brendon McCullum, who is also the new coach of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
"I wish to tender an unconditional apology for not seeking permission from BCCI prior to embarking on this visit. I wish to reiterate that I have neither participated in any TKR related activities nor played any role whatsoever for TKR," Karthik's apology letter read.
Asides tendering the apology, Karthik has also assured that while he would be staying in Trinidad for now, he would not be seating in the dressing room of the TKR, asides attending their matches as well. Meanwhile, it is also believed that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) would most likely close the case since Karthik has already tendered an unconditional apology.
As of now, it is widely believed that Karthik's international career could all be over after his poor outing during the ICC World Cup 2019. Nonetheless, he is expected to lead his domestic side, Tamil Nadu, in the upcoming season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, slated to get underway from September 24.