KPL player under scanner dropped

The Governing Council of the Karnataka Premier League has on Thursday unanimously decided to direct the franchise to drop the player who is under the scanner of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.

Deccan Herald had reported on Thursday in these columns that the ACSU had sent out en email asking the IPL franchises to keep a safe distance from the player who was bought in the KPL players’ auction held here recently. Along with the cautionary advice, the email from the ACSU also contained his photograph, leaving no room for ambiguity.

“The Governing Council met today and it was unanimously decided in the meeting that the said player shall not be part of the tournament. We have communicated GC’s decision to the concerned franchise and we will take all steps to ensure that he is dropped from the team,” said KSCA spokesman Vinay Mrutyunjaya.

The player was picked for Rs 10,000 by a new franchise and plays in KSCA’s Group I, Division III league.

He had come under ACSU vigil following his ‘suspicious’ movements around a few IPL teams in the last edition. 

Having banned him from KPL, it remains to be seen if KSCA bars him from playing in their league cricket as well.

“It’s up to the KSCA tournament committee... They will have to decide on whether he should be allowed to play in the league,” Vinay pointed out.

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