NEW DELHI, May 30: The Indian cricket board 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 India A team.
While Rinku�s suspension starts from June 1, BCCI had let go veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan with a warning for putting his name in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) draft without parent body�s prior permission before withdrawal.
Similarly, no action was taken against former India U-19 captain Anuj Rawat for playing in an unsanctioned T20 league in Mauritius with Pakistani 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 Board of Control for Cricket in India that First-class cricketer from Uttar Pradesh and India A player Rinku Singh participated in an unauthorised T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi,� BCCI issued 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. As per the BCCI norms, a player registered with the Board cannot play in any tournaments abroad without the Board�s permission. Rinku Singh therefore has been suspended with immediate effect for a period of three months starting June 1, 2019,� BCCI announced the verdict.
However there are questions being raised as to why Rinku, a young player wasn�t at least given a warning about the consequences he could face for his indiscretion. � PTI