BCCI sends Dinesh Karthik notice for violating guidelines of his central contract

BCCI on Friday has sent a notice to the Indian Wicket-Keeper Dinesh Karthik for violating the guidelines of his contract.

Karthik was seen attending the promotional event of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Trinbago Knight Riders owned by Shah Rukh Khan. Karthik was spotted chilling with Brendon McCullum at the dressing room wearing Trinbago Knight Riders’s jersey.

“Yes, Dinesh Karthik has been issued a show-cause notice by the BCCI. We have received photographs where Karthik is seen in the dressing room of Trinbago Knight Riders. BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has issued a show-cause notice asking him to explain why his central contract shouldn’t be annulled,” a senior BCCI official said to PTI.

“As a centrally contracted cricketer, Dinesh Karthik had no business being seen in a franchise league which is not IPL. His central contract prevents him from being associated with any private league as it has been the BCCI clause for all active first-class cricketers,” BCCI official added.

Dinesh Karthik did not obtain permission from BCCI as well.

While Karthik is yet to comment on the same, he is expected to write an unconditional apology soon before September 24, where he will turn up for Tamil Nadu team.