The BCCI handed a three-month suspension to Uttar Pradesh left-hander Rinku Singh for playing in an unsanctioned T20 league in Abu Dhabi, which has now led to his withdrawal from the India ‘A’ team.
While Rinku’s suspension starts on June 1, the BCCI had let go Irfan Pathan with a warning for putting his name in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft without the parent body’s prior permission before withdrawal.
Similarly, no action was taken against Anuj Rawat for playing unsanctioned T20 league in Mauritius with Pakistan cricketers of dubious credibility.
Rinku has also been a part of Kolkata Knight Riders for the past two seasons and it was learnt that he played in the unsanctioned league after the IPL got over.
“It has been brought to the notice of the BCCI that First Class cricketer from Uttar Pradesh and India ‘A’ player Rinku Singh participated in an unauthorised T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi,” the BCCI said in a statement.
“Singh did not seek permission from the BCCI before taking part in the T20 league hence directly violating the BCCI rules and regulations. Rinku Singh therefore has been suspended with immediate effect for a period of three months starting June 1, 2019.”