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BCCI source quashes 'baseless' rumours of disciplinary action on Shubman Gill as youngster set to fly back to India from USA

Published at :June 15, 2024 at 9:28 PM
Modified at :June 15, 2024 at 9:28 PM
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Jatin Khandelwal


Shubman Gill and Avesh Khan will fly back to India after the completion of the group stage of the T20 World Cup 2024.

A BCCI source has dismissed the rumours of the board sending Shubman Gill back to India after the group-stage matches in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 because of “disciplinary issues”.

Ahead of India’s last Group A match against Canada in Florida, it was learned that Gill and fast bowler Avesh Khan will be returning home from the USA after the group stage matches are completed. India’s last group stage game is on Saturday, June 15.

Avesh, Gill along with Khaleel Ahmed and Rinku Singh are four travelling reserves with the national side in the USA. But Avesh and Gill will return home because India already have Yashavi Jaiswal as the backup opener in the 15-man squad, and India are unlikely to play three frontline seamers in the West Indies, where they will play their Super 8 matches.

So these two players are unlikely to be required in the remainder of the tournament. Hence, the BCCI decided to call back Gill and Avesh.

However, a report spread about Gill that the right-hander has not shown the right “attitude” while in the USA, and the management is reportedly unhappy with him. It was said that Gill kept “his focus on personal objects” and didn’t show much interest in training with the main squad players. Also, while Rinku, Khaleel and Avesh were present in the stadium to watch the IND vs PAK clash, Gill wasn’t seen in the stands along with these three.

“Reports floating in the media a baseless”: BCCI source clears air on Shubman Gill

A BCCI source has told Mykhel that these rumours are “baseless” and that there are no disciplinary issues with Gill.

“Contrary to media reports and social media speculation, there were no disciplinary issues involving Shubman Gill. The opening batter and fast bowler Avesh Khan are expected to return to India after the group stage of the T20 World Cup in the USA, but this decision is not related to any disciplinary matters. The reports floating in the media a baseless,” a BCCI told MyKhel.

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