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KCA pursues disciplinary action against Sanju Samson

Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Samson is in trouble. The youngster is facing disciplinary action from the state cricket association for allegedly violating the code of conduct during the team’s recent Ranji Trophy against Goa. The KCA is likely to serve Sanju with the show-cause notice on Thursday itself.

The 22-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman allegedly went out of the venue of the match without informing the team management. He also allegedly broke a bat in the dressing room after a match. He returned to the venue in the evening after the team management made several efforts to contact him, KCA sources told PTI.

Sources said the association has constituted a four-member committee to probe the allegations against the young cricketer.

Though there were disciplinary issues with the cricketer on a couple of occasions earlier in the season, the KCA had turned a blind eye towards its most high-profile cricketer. But the state cricket body decided to act tough on Sanju after the cricketer’s father’s alleged ‘abusive’ phone call to its president.

Sanju’s father Samson, however, rejected the charges against his son. “My son has not violated any discipline,” he told a TV news channel.

The player has not reacted to the allegations against him.

Sanju is not part of Kerala’s playing XI in the ongoing Ranji Trophy game against Tripura in Cuttack. After a 154 against Jammu and Kashmir, Sanju managed just 180 runs in his next 10 innings.

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