[caption id="attachment_840399" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-840399" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Ness-Wadia_PTI-resized.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="416" /> Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia is sentenced for drugs possession while on a skiing holiday to Japan. @PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kings-xi-punjab">Kings XI Punjab</a> (KXIP) co-owner Mohit Burman on Sunday said that <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ness-wadia">Ness Wadia</a> being <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-kings-xi-punjab-could-be-suspended-after-co-owners-arrest-ness-wadia-837439">sentenced for drug possession</a> while on a skiing holiday in Japan is the latter's personal matter and does not have a bearing on the franchise. <p></p> <p></p>Burman, who is the largest share-holder of the franchise, said that Kings XI will frame its clarification along the lines of separating it from Wadia's sentencing. <p></p> <p></p>"They are asking for a clarification, we are going to give it to the BCCI," said Burman, according to a Mumbai Mirror report. <p></p> <p></p>"It is a personal matter. It is nothing to do with Kings XI franchise. We are a professionally-run franchise which is managed by a professionally-appointed CEO, CFO, professional coach and a professional captain. Therefore, what happens to one director in his personal capacity will have no bearing on the running of the team," he said. <p></p>(<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-kxip-asked-to-file-written-explanation-on-ness-wadia-issue-838690">KXIP asked to file written explanation on Ness Wadia issue</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"The reply will be on these lines," Burman said. <p></p> <p></p>However, Clause 14 of Section 2 of the IPL's Operational Rules states that no individual representing the team can act in a manner that brings disrepute to the franchise, the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/indian-premier-league-2019-200997/">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) or the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">BCCI</a>. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-coa-to-discuss-kxip-co-owner-ness-wadias-jail-sentence-on-may-3-837566">CoA to discuss KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia's jail sentence on May 3</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>It further states that any breach of the clause can make the individual and the franchise as a whole liable to suspension by the ombudsman and the commission.