Dinesh Karthik tenders apology to BCCI

Dinesh Karthik tenders apology to BCCI

Team India cricketer Dinesh Karthik has been served with a show-cause notice by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The board came to learn that Karthik, who is the KKR team's skipper in IPL, attended a Caribbean Premier League (CBL) match along with Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan. What angered BCCI is Karthik cheering for Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) team from the dressing room by wearing their team jersey, which is a violation of BCCI's contract clause. For those not in the know, SRK co-owns Trinbago Knight Riders team too.

Taking that into consideration, BCCI-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has issued a show-cause notice to Dinesh Karthik asking him to explain why his contract should not be cancelled. In his response to the notice from BCCI, Dinesh Karthik has tendered an unconditional apology for violating the board's contract.

The 34-year old wicket-keeper cum batsman further said: "I wish to reiterate that I have neither participated in any TKR related activities nor played any role whatsoever for TKR. My coming to Trinidad was at the invitation of head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, Brendon McCullum, who also happens to be the head coach of TKR. He felt that it'll be useful for me as a captain of KKR, to come for some discussions with him in regard to KKR."