BCCI suspends Rinku Singh for three months

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has handed a three-month suspension to Uttar Pradesh cricketer, Rinku Singh, for featuring in an unauthorised T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi.

Rinku Singh featured for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.   -  AFP

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has handed a three-month suspension to Uttar Pradesh cricketer, Rinku Singh, for featuring in an unauthorised T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the BCCI said: “Mr. Singh did not seek permission from the BCCI 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 the Board’s permission.

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“Mr. Rinku Singh therefore has been suspended with immediate effect for a period of three months starting June 1, 2019,” the statement read.

He has been removed from the current India A squad set to play a multi-day game against Sri Lanka A starting from Friday.

“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 statement read.