Dinesh Karthik's CPL dispute ends, BCCI accepts unconditional apology
The controversy over Team India wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik's move to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has finally ended. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has accepted the unconditional apology of Dinesh Karthik, who was out of the Indian team, for breaking the provision of a central contract. Karthik had violated the BCCI's central provision by watching Shah Rukh Khan's Caribbean Premier League match from the dressing room of the Trinbago Knight Riders.
Karthik apologized unconditionally after receiving notice from the BCCI. Karthik is the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders team of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was seen watching the match in Trinbago's jersey in the dressing room. According to the BCCI's central contract, Karthik, who played 26 Tests and 94 ODIs for the country, should have got approval from the board for this match.
His contract does not allow him to participate in any private league. The BCCI has issued a show cause notice asking them why their central contract should not be canceled. Karthik said in his reply that he had gone to Port of Spain at the request of KKR coach Brendon McCallum and had seen the match wearing TKR's jersey at his behest.