Dinesh Karthik tenders apology to BCCI for entering TKR dressing room

Karthik was seen wearing a Trinbago Knight Riders jersey and sitting in their dressing room during TKR's opening against St Kitts & Nevis.
Dinesh Karthik tenders apology to BCCI for entering TKR dressing room Dinesh Karthik in a letter to the BCCI, wrote that he had gone to Trinidad on the invitation of Trinbago head coach Brendon McCullum. (Photo: Getty)
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Team India wicketkeeper and Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik recently landed in trouble after been spotted inside the dressing room of Trinbago Knight Riders, the team that plays in the Carribean PremierLeague and owned by  Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

After BCCI issued a show-cause notice to the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper, Karthik has tendered an unconditional apology to the Indian cricket board for attending a promotional event of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Trinbago Knight Riders. 

The 34-year-old was seen wearing a Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) jersey and sitting in their dressing room during TKR's opening CPL match against St Kitts & Nevis in Port of Spain. 

In an email accessed by Cricbuzz it has been reported that Karthik in a letter to the BCCI, wrote that he had gone to Trinidad on the invitation of Trinbago head coach Brendon McCullum, who was also appointed head coach of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in August. 

He apologized for "not seeking permission from BCCI prior to embarking on his visit" and also requested the board to excuse his oversight.

"My coming to Trinidad was at the invitation of head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders, Brendon McCullum, who also happens to be the head coach of TKR. He felt that it'll be useful for me as a captain of KKR, to come for some discussions with him in regard to KKR."

"During the 1st TKR game on Sept 4, he had invited me to watch the game from the dressing room, which I did & also wore TKR jersey. I wish to tender my unconditional apology for not seeking permission from BCCI prior to embarking on his visit," Dinesh Karthik stated in his letter.

Karthik's stay within the Caribbean was to last from September 1 to 9, a period in which TKR was going to play three home games. However, after being issued a show-cause notice, he said that he won't be sitting in the dressing room of TKR.

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