Two-match ban for Ambati Rayadu for breaching BCCI Code of Conduct
Indian cricketer and the skipper for Hyderabad state team Ambati Rayadu has been handed a two-match suspension after breaking the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Code of Conduct on Wednesday. Earlier this month, the (BCCI) issued a notice to Rayadu after he was unable to control his temper on the field. Besides Rayudu, Hyderabad team manager Krishan Rao had also been issued the notice by the BCCI.
"Rayudu pleaded guilty to the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by BCCI and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing," read the statement issued by the BCCI. The charge was leveled by on-field umpires Mr Abhijit Deshmukh, Mr Ulhas Vithalrao Gandhe, and third umpire Mr Anil Dandekar. The BCCI is further looking into the role of Hyderabad Team Manager in this untoward incident," it added.
During a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Rayadu protested against the awarding of two runs to Karnataka's total and things went south after that controversial moment. It all started when Karnataka opener Karun Nair flicked a delivery and picked up a couple of runs over the mid-wicket as Mehdi Hassan chased the ball. Though the replay clearly showed that the ball reached the boundary line, the umpire did not conform and Karnataka ended the innings at 203/5.
When Karnataka came to bowl, skipper Vinay Kumar walked up to the umpire and two runs were added to the target, which was changed to 206 from 204. Well, interestingly Hyderabad lost the tie by two runs as they ended the innings scoring 203/9 at the end of their 20 overs.