Kerala Cricket Association has decided to hand Sanju Samson a show-cause notice for acts of misbehaviour during the ongoing Ranji season. A four-member committee has been set up which will look into the matter and decide whether the allegations on Samson stand true or not.
Samson started the Ranji season on front-foot, scoring 154 runs against Jammu and Kashmir, but has since failed to maintain the flow of runs.
The 22-year-old was supposedly found missing for six hours when Kerala were playing against Goa in Mumbai last month. Moreover, the former Rajasthan Royals player also missed the team meetings during the match, claimed KCA Secretary Ananthanarayan.
Apparently after getting out for a duck against Goa in the second innings, Samson broke his bat in the team hotel. The surprising fact is that KCA ignored all the above-mentioned wrongdoings of their biggest star, but things turned sour after Samson’s father supposedly made an ‘abusive’ telephone call to KCA president TC Mathew.
Samson, who is not part of the Kerala team which is playing against Tripura currently, asked for team management’s permission to release him from the squad so that he can continue his rehabilitation process. However, he was not granted the permission to leave which seemed to have irk him and his father, which led to them calling the KCA president TC Mathew.
When inquired about the call, Samson told TOI, “It’s true that I rang up Mathew. But there is no truth in the allegation that I abused him. Why should I abuse the KCA president who has worked tirelessly for the betterment of the game? I won’t play with my child’s future. I don’t know from where such baseless stories emanate.”
Samson is considered as one of the brightest prospects in the sport and is a regular for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL and also the India A side.
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