Dinesh Karthik had extended an “unconditional apology” to the BCCI for violating a clause of his central contract by watching a Caribbean Premier League match from the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinbago Knight Riders’ dressing room.
According to a BCCI official, “The BCCI has accepted Dinesh Karthik’s apology and the matter is now a closed chapter.”
Karthik has already played 26 tests and 94 ODIs for India, and is the captain of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. According to the central contract, should have taken permission from the Board before attending the match. His contract preclude him from being associated with any private league.
Karthik was seen in a Trinbago Jersey, while watching the match from the participating team’s dressing room that prompted the BCCI to issue a show-cause notice against him, where he was why his central contract should not be cancelled.
Karthik, in his response, submitted an unconditional apology saying that he went to Port of Spain on KKR coach Brendon McCullum’s request and was watching the match wearing the TKR jersey on the New Zealander’s insistence.
IMAGE CREDIT: Hindustan Times