The The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has accepted Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik’s “unconditional apology” for violating a clause of his central contract by watching a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) game from the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinbago Knight Riders’ dressing room.
“The BCCI has accepted Dinesh Karthik’s apology and the matter is now a closed chapter,” a BCCI official told PTI on Monday.
As per the central contract, Karthik, who has till now represented India in 26 Tests, 94 ODIs and 32 T20Is, should have taken permission from the BCCI before attending the match. The contract bars him and other Indian cricketers from being associated with any foreign leagues.
Karthik is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but being spotted in a Trinbago jersey, while watching the match from the dressing room, prompted the BCCI to issue a show cause notice, asking why his central contract should not be cancelled.
The 34-year-old in his reply, said that he went to Port of Spain on KKR coach Brendon McCullum’s request and watched the game wearing a TKR jersey on the New Zealander’s insistence.