Ambati Rayadu & controversies go hand in hand. The latest chapter in the Hyderabad batsman’s chronicles is him opting out of the Ranji Trophy. He has alleged corruption in the Hyderabad Cricket Association & reached out to concerned people to handle the same.
Rayadu took to twitter then accused the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) of indulging in corrupt practices. He has approached Telangana’s Minister for Industry and Municipal Administration, KT Rama Rao, to look into the matter. Similarly, he also reached out to Azharuddin saying that he has an opportunity to clean up Hyderabad Cricket & that he should use it to save future generations.
He was quoted as saying to Telangana Today, “It hurt me a lot. A few players, who did not deserve to be in the team, were included in the team because of the election promises. If this happens, how can a team improve? My hands were tight for the playing eleven when it came to few players and they were untouchable during the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. If you look at the team, some of the players are selected because of the influence of some club secretaries. Sometimes, merit takes a back seat. This is unfortunate. Rich, influential and politicians’ children get preferences in Hyderabad teams. This is a true fact. We have to stop this buck. Since someone had to speak out, I thought I should do this. This is how bad the system has become in HCA”.
The fiery batsman had just returned to domestic cricket after shock retirement which he had announced after being ignored for the ICC Cricket World Cup. What will his next move be?