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IPL 2020: Setback For KKR As Pravin Tambe Gets Disqualified From Tournament

PL council chairman Brijesh Patel shared the news

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KKR faced a setback as Pravin Tambe was disqualified from the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. KKR bought Pravin at the IPL auctions in December 2019. IPL council chairman Brijesh Patel shared the news with Hindustan Times.

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“Tambe had initially announced his retirement. But he then came out of his retirement, after which he took part in the Mumbai League. He then went and played in Dubai in T10 League without informing anyone. We have disqualified him from the IPL as he is a current player and he did not take permission from the board. We have conveyed the decision to Kolkata Knight Riders and they will be allowed a replacement for the disqualified player,” Patel told Hindustan Times.

Pravin Tambe was the oldest player to be bought at the auctions in December. KKR bought the leg spinner for his base price of 20 lakh. He has played 33 IPL matches between 2013 and 2016. He has played for Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Lions, and Sunrisers Hyderabad during his time in the IPL. He took 15 wickets for Rajasthan Royals in 2014.

Pravin Tambe on joining KKR

Pravin had said that he still had the mindset of a 20-year-old after being bought by KKR.

“I still play with a mindset like I am a 20-year-old young,” he had told news agency PTI after the auctions in December. “I will bring all my experience and energy to the team. And that positivity. I know that I can bring that, even if I’m with them not playing. I will like to do well in whatever role given to me be it in fielding or bowling. It’s not to prove anything. If that was the case, I could not have played so long. I’m really excited to play for them.”

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