The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the Uttarpradesh cricketer Rinku Singh for three months for taking part in a Twenty20 League in Abu Dhabi. The ban will be affected from June 1, due to which he will not take part for India A in their ongoing series against Sri Lanka A. The second four-day match is all set to take place from May 31 whereas India A registered a comprehensive victory by an innings and 205 runs in the first game.
Rinku Singh plays for Uttar Pradesh and a regular member of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. According to the official statement issued from the BCCI, he did not take permission before playing in a tournament in the UAE which was the violation of the rules and regulations. However, players need to take prior permission to take part in any league outside India. On the other hand, Rinku Singh had played for Deccan Gladiators in the T20 league where he scored more than 100 runs and picked up two wickets also. He was featured in the 2017 edition of the tournament as well for Alubond Tigers.
“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. He has been removed from the current India ‘A’ squad set to play a multi-day game against Sri Lanka ‘A’ starting May 31, 2019,” the release issued by BCCI, read.
The left-hand batsman made his first-class debut in 2016 and List ‘A’ in 2014. He has played 19 first-class games till date where he scored more than 1,600 runs with five centuries at an average of over 71. He has played 24 List ‘A’ matches so far where he has 775 runs in his name which came at an average of more than 43. He has over 600 runs in 47 T20s which came at a strike rate of over 140.