India and Hyderabad batsman Ambati Rayudu on Saturday made a plea to KT Rama Rao, Telangana’s Minister for Industry and Municipal Administration to investigate widespread corruption in Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).
Ambati Rayudu also manifested concern about the operation 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.
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
Earlier this year, former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin was appointed as the president of Hyderabad Cricket Association.
During the ICC World Cup 2019, which was held in England and Wales, Ambati Rayudu had announced his retirement from international cricket after being excluded from the squad.
However, Rayudu took back his retirement in August this year.
Ambati Rayudu was an established member of the Indian squad for the past one year and averaged 47.05 in the ODI format. He featured in 55 ODI’s for the national side, amassing 1694 runs.