Case closed: BCCI accepts Dinesh Karthik’s apology on violation of contract clause


Earlier this month Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik had issued an “unconditional apology” for violating BCCI’s central contract clause after entering the Caribbean Premier League side Trinbago Knight Riders dressing room during one of the league matches. The BCCI on Monday accepted his apology and claimed that the matter is a closed chapter.

“The BCCI has accepted Dinesh Karthik’s apology and the matter is now a closed chapter” a Board official said.

As per BCCI’s central contract, a player must seek permission from the board before attending any match outside the country. The contract forbids the player from being associated with any private league around the world.

Karthik, who has represented India in 26 Tests and 94 ODIs, tendered an “unconditional apology” after he was spotted watching a Caribbean Premier League match from the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinbago Knight Riders’ dressing room. Karthik is the captain of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, was seen wearing a Trinbago jersey, while watching the match, which prompted the BCCI to issue a show cause notice, asking why his central contract should not be cancelled.

Karthik, in his defence, said that he went to Port of Spain on KKR coach Brendon McCullum’s request and watched the match wearing the TKR jersey on the New Zealander’s request.