Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Monday, accepted Dinesh Karthik’s apology for watching a Caribbean Premier League match from the dressing room of a participating side, leading to the violation of a clause from his central contract.
The veteran wicket-keeper-batsman had issued an ‘unconditional apology’ to the BCCI for watching the match from the dressing room of Shah Rukh Khan owned Trinbago Knight Riders.
In the match, Karthik was seen watching a match wearing the TKR side jersey, which prompted the BCCI to issue a show-cause notice to the cricketer from Tamil Nadu, asking why his central contract should not be cancelled?
Later, in his reply to the BCCI, Karthik wrote that he went to Port of Spain on the request of the IPL franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders coach Brendon McCullum and watched the match wearing the TKR jersey on the New Zealander’s insistence.
McCullum, who is the coach of Karthik-led side KKR is also the coach of CPL franchise Trinbago Knight Riders.
According to a clause in the BCCI’s central contract, Karthik should have taken permission from the BCCI as the contract bars him from participating in any private league.