Punjab Kings (PBKS) co-owner Ness Wadia acknowledged that the franchise wished to retain KL Rahul with no shred of a doubt, however the 29-year-old wished to return into the public sale pool.
He additionally claimed that if one other franchise approached him earlier than he was launched by PBKS, then it’s towards the rules set by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI).
An identical incident had occurred again in 2010 when Ravindra Jadeja was banned for one yr after he tried to barter a contract with one other franchise whereas being a part of the Rajasthan Royals (RR) setup.
“We wished to retain Rahul, however he wished to return into the public sale. If he has been approached by one other franchise earlier than that, it might be unethical,” Wadia was quoted as saying to PTI.
When requested if Rahul was contacted by Lucknow, Wadia stated: “I hope not as a result of that’s towards the rules set by the BCCI.”
KL Rahul posts heartfelt message after leaving the franchise
Taking to Twitter, KL Rahul thanked the franchise and its followers for the assist he acquired. Rahul was an necessary participant for the facet and, together with Mayank Agarwal, fashioned a formidable partnership on the high. His choice to half methods with PBKS does bode properly for the brand new franchises within the IPL.
“It was a superb experience, thanks for love .see u on the opposite facet.” he wrote on his Instagram account.
Talking concerning the 29-year-old’s choice, PBKS director of cricket operations, Anil Kumble, stated: “Clearly, we wished to retain him. That is among the causes we selected him as captain two years again. However he determined to enter the public sale. We respect that. We honour his choice. It’s the participant’s prerogative.”
With Rahul’s departure, the PBKS franchise will now should discover a new skipper and a gap associate for Agarwal.