KKR's 48-year-old Pravin Tambe disqualified from IPL 2020
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have suffered a blow ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season. The eastern giants, who had snapped up 48-year-old veteran spinner Pravin Tamble in the IPL auction 2020, have seen the player get disqualified from the global T20 league. Tambe has appeared to have disregarded BCCI policies. Here's more on the same.
Tambe's participation in Abu Dhabi T10 League the reason
According to a report in The Indian Express, the Tambe failed to abide by the BCCI rules. This is after the spinner has participated in a foreign league, without officially announcing his retirement. Tambe had played for Sindhis in the Abu Dhabi T10 League in 2019. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel reportedly confirmed Tambe's ineligibility as per the report.
'He (Tambe) wont be allowed to play IPL'
"He (Tambe) wont be allowed to play IPL," Patel told The Indian Express. "He (Tambe) won't be allowed other wise we have to allow everyone." "The board only allow players to play in one day, three day, four day and County Cricket and each player has to seek BCCI and respective state association's no-objection certificate," he added. Tambe has violated the rules here.
A look at Tambe's IPL stint
Tambe went on to feature in 33 IPL matches across four seasons between 2013 and 2016. He has featured for three different franchises - Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad during his IPL stint. In 33 games, the spinner accounted for 28 wickets. His best season was in 2014 for the Royals. He had claimed 15 scalps that season.
IPL 13: KKR are well stocked in spin department
KKR had bought Tambe for Rs. 20 lakh in the IPL auction 2020. He was set to be an option on the bench. With all his experience, not having him serves as a bitter pill to swallow. However, the team boasts of spinners like Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Chris Green. KKR will hope these bowlers come good and help them.