Here’s Why KL Rahul And Rashid Khan Can Get Banned For 1 Year: The IPL 2022 retention is all set to take place today, November 30, with all the eight franchises revealing the names of the players they will retain ahead of the upcoming mega-auction. 2 new teams have also been added to the fray for IPL 2022 — Lucknow and Ahmedabad.
However, ahead of the IPL 2022 retention, two players – KL Rahul and Rashid Khan could face a one-year ban. Well, as per an Insidesport report, Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have complained to the BCCI about the RPSG Group-backed Lucknow franchise for ‘pursuing & poaching’ KL Rahul and Rashid Khan to leave their franchises. The report also states that the BCCI is looking into the matter. A BCCI source revealed:
“We haven’t received any letter but we have received a verbal complaint from two franchises about players poaching by Lucknow team. We are looking into it, and we will take appropriate action if it proves to be true,”
Further, the BCCI official also said that the existing balance of the team should not be disturbed. The official concluded by stating that it isn’t fair to the existing teams when players are approached in this manner. The official said:
“We don’t want to disturb the balance. You cannot avoid such things when there is fierce competition. But it’s not fair to the existing teams when they are trying to balance everything,”
Meanwhile, there were reports that KL Rahul and Punjab Kings were in talks about the cricketer quitting the franchise and moving on. On the other hand, if reports are to be believed, then Rashid Khan had already informed the Sunrisers Hyderabad that he wants to be the first player to be retained by the franchise or else he might leave.