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BCCI suspends Rinku Singh for taking part in an unauthorized T20 tournament

The Board of Cricket for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday suspended India ‘A’ and Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Rinku Singh for participating in an unauthorized T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi.

Rinku did not seek permission from the Indian cricket board before taking part in the T20 league hence directly violated the BCCI rules and regulations.


“As per the BCCI norms, a player registered with the board cannot play in any tournaments abroad without its permission. Rinku Singh therefore has been suspended with immediate effect for a period of three months starting June 1, 2019. He has been removed from the current India ‘A’ squad set to play a multi-day game against Sri Lanka ‘A’ starting May 31, 2019.

“The BCCI will not tolerate such violations in the future and strict actions will be taken if a player is found violating the BCCI rules and regulations,” the board was quoted as in their statement.

Rinku, who plays first-class cricket for Uttar Pradesh, is registered with the BCCI and cannot play in any tournament without permission.


The 21-year-old batsman therefore has been suspended with immediate effect for a period of three months starting June 1.

He has also been sacked from the current India ‘A’ squad set to play a multi-day game against Sri Lanka ‘A’ starting May 31.

The BCCI in their statement further added that they will not tolerate such violations in the future and also strict actions will be taken if a player is found violating rules and regulations.

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