Uttar Pradesh batsman Rinku Singh has got himself into big trouble by participating in an 'unauthorised' T20 tournament, which took place in Abu Dhabi as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday handed Singh a three-month suspension.
It is mandatory for an Indian player to take permission from India's cricket governing body if he wants to take part in any tournament abroad. Therefore, with immediate effect, Singh will have to serve a three-month suspension period starting from June 1.
"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. Mr Rinku Singh, therefore, has been suspended with immediate effect for a period of three months starting June 1, 2019," BCCI said in a statement.
Singh has also been removed from India 'A' squad, which is set to play a multi-day game against Sri Lanka 'A' starting from May 31.
The grand old party put up a very dismal showing in the Lok Sabha elections by winning only 52 seats across the country.
"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 added.
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