Indian cricket board suspends Kolkota Knight Riders player

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The Board of Cricket for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday suspended India A and Kolkata Knight Riders player Rinku Singh for participating in an unauthorized T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi, NDTV reported.

In a statement, the cricket board said Rinku Singh had not sought permission from the board before taking part in the T20 league hence directly violating the BCCI rules and regulations.

“As per the BCCI norms, a player registered with the board cannot play in any tournaments abroad without its permission. Rinku Singh therefore has been suspended with immediate effect for a period of three months starting June 1, 2019. He has been removed from the current India ‘A’ squad set to play a multi-day game against Sri Lanka ‘A’ starting May 31, 2019.

“The BCCI will not tolerate such violations in the future and strict actions will be taken if a player is found violating the BCCI rules and regulations,” the board said in a statement.

Rinku Singh, who plays first-class cricket for Uttar Pradesh, is registered with the BCCI and cannot play in any tournaments abroad without permission.