Ambati Rayudu has sparked controversy once again as he has alleged Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) for pampering in corruption. The former Hyderabad skipper has tagged Telangana minister K.T. Rama Rao in his tweet to delve-into the matter.
The CSK opener tweeted just a day after he announced his withdrawal from the Hyderabad Ranji team. Rayudu showcased his annoyance at the corruption and politics taking place in HCA.
Hello sir @KTRTRS, I request u to plz look into nd address the rampant corruption prevailing in hca. Hw can hyderabad be great when it's cricket team is influenced by money nd corrupt ppl who hav numerous acb cases against them which are being swept under the carpet.
— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) November 23, 2019
Rayudu, who lead Hyderabad in the Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, told Telangana Today in an interview that he has shared his grievances with the new HCA President Mohammad Azharuddin.
However, Rayudu feels that “election promises” got in the way of the former Indian captain from responding to his concerns. This affected team selections and ultimately hindered the team’s performance.
“I did talk with the president. He always said he was trying his best. But it never happened,” said Rayudu.
“I feel he should have introduced stronger measures, but he did not do that. I feel there were more election promises, and as a result, the game suffered,” he added.
Rayudu also said, “It hurt me a lot as few players, who did not even deserve to be in the squad, were included in the team just because of the election promises. , how can a team improve, If this happens.”
“If you pay attention to the squad, 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 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.”
On November 24, the right-hander dropped a tweet in which he tagged Azhar and asked him not to take the issue personally. He said that the problem is more significant than him and HCA.
Hi @azharflicks let's not make it personal.da issue is bigger dan us.we both knw wats goin on in hca.u hav a god given opportunity to clean up hyd cricket.i strongly urge u 2 isolate urself from da seasoned crooks.u wil b savin generations of future cricketers. #cleanuphydcricket
— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) November 24, 2019