Indian domestic Cricketer, Arun Karthick has been clearance by the Committee of Administrators(COA) to take part in the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League(TNPL) after both Arun and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) explained that he isn't an outstation player and that he is from Tamil Nadu and currently plays as an outstation professional for Kerala in the Ranji Trophy.
In a reply sent to both the player and the state association, COA wrote, “The Committee of Administrators has noted that while the player is registered with the KCA, he represented the KCA in BCCI domestic tournaments during the 2017-2018 cricket season as a ‘guest player’ (as defined in the BCCI Tournament Rules)."
“The player is not eligible to participate in T20 tournaments conducted by the KCA despite having represented the KCA in BCCI Domestic Tournaments during the 2017-2018 cricket season. In the said circumstances, not permitting the player to participate in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (“TNPL”) would result in a situation where the player is not eligible to participate in any T20 tournament conducted by any State Association. For the above reasons, the CoA accepts the explanations provided by the player, the TNCA and the KCA and confirms that the Player may continue to participate in TNPL 2018.”
Having been denied the permission earlier, Arun had written “Shocked to get the notice. I was given to understand that all the TNCA registered players can play TNPL and outstation guest players are not allowed as per your recent orders. Therefore, I have played as I’m a local player and as a guest player for Kerala I do not have any address there. In view of the above kindly permit me to play in TNPL competition. Since we are playing a game on July 22, I request you to look into this matter at the earliest.”
(Inputs from Cricket Next)