Di­nesh Karthik ten­ders un­con­di­tional apol­ogy

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport - New Delhi:

India wick­et­keeper-bats­man Di­nesh Karthik on Sun­day ten­dered an un­con­di­tional apol­ogy for vi­o­lat­ing Board of Con­trol for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) cen­tral con­tract clause. Karthik was handed a show­case no­tice by the board for watch­ing the match be­tween Trin­bago Knight Rid­ers (TKR) and St Kitts and Ne­vis Pa­tri­ots on Septem­ber 4 in the on­go­ing Caribbean Pre­mier League (CPL). He was spot­ted in the TKR dress­ing room, wear­ing the team jersey. “I have not par­tic­i­pated in TKR in any ca­pac­ity. Dur­ing the 1st TKR game on Septem­ber 4, Bren­don McCul­lum 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,” Karthik said in a let­ter ad­dressed to the board.

Fi­nal fix­tures for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup announced:

The fi­nal fix­tures for the up­com­ing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup were fi­nalised on Sun­day as both Thai­land and Bangladesh qual­i­fied for the tour­na­ment af­ter an im­pres­sive showing at the global qual­i­fy­ing event. Bangladesh won the qual­i­fy­ing event in Scot­land and as a re­sult, they have been placed in Group A of the up­com­ing WC along with de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Aus­tralia, India, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. Thai­land, who played their first women’s in­ter­na­tional match 12 years ago, scripted his­tory by qual­i­fy­ing for the tour­na­ment. They have been placed in Group B along with Eng­land, South Africa, West In­dies, and Pak­istan.

Rabada not los­ing sleep over rise of Bum­rah, Archer:

South Africa pace spear­head Kag­iso Rabada is not los­ing sleep over the me­te­or­i­cal rise of India’s Jasprit Bum­rah and Eng­land’s Jofra Archer. “It’s never easy main­tain­ing a ca­reer; I’ve learned that there are a lot of ups and downs. I want to be the best in the world, everybody does,” Rabada told iol.co.za as quoted by ESPNCricin­fo. “You are nat­u­rally go­ing to com­pete in that fashion, I’m not too wor­ried, I’m feeling nice and easy. I’m dis­ap­pointed, not an­gry (about the World Cup). What do I do with anger? When a set­back comes you want to be de­ter­mined, you don’t want to change a lot of things. It’s about see­ing where you went wrong and then putting in ex­tra work.”

Gill in fo­cus as India ‘A’ face South Africa ‘A’:

Still not a part of the In­dian team, highly-rated bats­man Shub­man Gill will look to con­tinue his good form when India ‘A’ take on South Africa ‘A’ in the first un­of­fi­cial Test in Thiruvanan­thapuram from Mon­day. Gill will lead the side in the first of the two four-day matches, with wick­et­keeper Wrid­dhi­man Saha taking over from the sec­ond. Saha will also look to lead by ex­am­ple af­ter not be­ing part of the In­dian first XI in two tests in the West In­dies with Rishabh Pant taking over from him.

Brath­waite re­ported for bowl­ing ac­tion:

West In­dies crick­eter Kraigg Brath­waite has been re­ported for a sus­pected il­le­gal bowl­ing ac­tion for the sec­ond time in his ca­reer. The In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil stated Brath­waite was re­ported af­ter the sec­ond test against India, which ended last week. Un­der ICC rules, Brath­waite will have to un­dergo test­ing on his ac­tion to see if it should be de­clared il­le­gal. Brath­waite has un­til Septem­ber 14 to have the tests.

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