A couple of incidents that has happened outside the IPL should not affect: Parthiv Patel
With new players in the squad, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be raring to go and claim their maiden IPL title.
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Alongside Aussie cricket fans, Indian Premier League fans are also in distraught after hearing about the bans of Steve Smith and David Warner for the one-year period. Cricket Australia’s verdict came out in a shock to many crazy cricket fans. The duo has an opportunity to challenge the verdict.
After CA’s verdict, BCCI also banned the duo from taking part in the upcoming IPL season. Both the players will lose close to Rs. 20 Crore if the current ban period stays. Cricket Australia already lost their prime sponsor Magellan due to the ongoing controversy.
RCB’s new recruit and wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel was asked about the ball-tampering controversy and the bans that followed the shameful act. Patel feels incidents like ball-tampering can’t tarnish the ‘big brand’ like Indian Premier League. He also termed the incident as ‘unfortunate’.
“It’s unfortunate. But IPL has been a very big brand. It’s such a big tournament with a lot of young players and seniors have been around for years. A couple of incidents that have happened outside the IPL should not affect,” Patel told as quoted by New Indian Express.
Parthiv’s focus is on IPL title win
Parthiv further added that the International Cricket Council and Cricket Australia have taken their respective decisions and his main focus is to take his new franchise RCB to title victory in IPL 2018.
“I don’t think I’m in a position to speak on what has happened. The ICC and CA have taken decisions… Right now the focus is how RCB can win and how I can contribute rather than thinking about something which has happened outside,” Patel added.
With new players in the squad, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be raring to go and claim their maiden IPL title this year. RCB will play their first game against KKR on 8th April 2018, Sunday at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.