BCCI gives Showcause Notice to Karthik for controversial presence in a CPL Game


The BCCI has issued a show-cause notice Dinesh Karthik for attending a promotional event of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).


The BCCI has issued a show-cause notice to India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who is currently out of India squad from all formats for attending a promotional event of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for franchise Trinbago Knight Riders(TKR), which is owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. This is a sister concerned side of IPL based side Kolkata Knight Riders.


The 34-year-old Karthik, who was a last-minute pick in India's World Cup squad, was seen in Trinbago Knight Riders dressing room and attending their opening CPL match against St Kitts & Nevis in Port of Spain. This incident raised a lot of eyebrows after catching lots of eyeballs. This instigated lots of controversies among BCCI officials. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has issued a show-cause notice asking him to explain why his central contract shouldn't be annulled," a senior BCCI official, privy to the development told PTI on condition of anonymity The BCCI got a screengrab of Karthik, who played 26 Tests, 94 ODIs and 32 T20Is for India, seen wearing Trinbago Knight Riders jersey and spending leisure time in the dressing room alongside batting sensation from New Zealand Brendon McCullum.


It is learned that Karthik, who is the captain of Shah Rukh Khan co-owned franchise Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, didn't seek any permission from the BCCI to attend the very event in the West Indies. Senior BCCI Official"As a centrally contracted cricketer, Dinesh Karthik had no business being seen in a franchise league which is not IPL. His central contract prevents him from being associated with any private league as it has been the BCCI clause for all active first-class cricketers." Karthik didn't make any public comment on the matter but it is expected that he would be tendering unconditional apology as the Vijay Hazare Trophy starts on September 24, where he is all set to play for Tamil Nadu.


The Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman's international career looks to be all but over after his failure in the World Cup having scored 8 and 6 in two games that he batted. This is due to the long fault of BCCI team management of not backing players enough. He looked promising in his last World Cup game for India in bowling friendly condition as he went on to be removed by an absolute blinder by Neesham. After that, he's been denied of donning the India colors. But keeping his t20 feats in mind time is running out of team India to bring him back to the team in order to prepare for upcoming t20 world Cup in Australia next year. No one has forgotten his t20 innings in Trans Tasman condition when India toured there.

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