India batsman Ambati Rayudu
India batsman Ambati Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu criticises HCA for corruption, asks state govt to intervene

ANI | Updated: Nov 23, 2019 13:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 23 (ANI): India batsman Ambati Rayudu on Saturday appealed to KT Rama Rao, Telangana's Minister for Industry and Municipal Administration to look into 'rampant corruption' in Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).
He also expressed concern about the functioning of the state cricket association.
"Hello sir @KTRTRS, I request u to plz look into and address the rampant corruption prevailing in HCA. Hw can Hyderabad be great when it's cricket team is influenced by money and corrupt ppl who have numerous acb cases against them which are being swept under the carpet," Rayudu tweeted.

Earlier this year, former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin was elected as the president of HCA.
During the World Cup this year, Rayudu had announced his retirement from international cricket after being left out from the squad.
However, the 34-year-old took back his retirement in August this year.
Rayudu was a regular member of the Indian squad for the past one year and averaged 47.05 in the ODI format. He played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs. (ANI)