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BCCI Hands Ambati Rayudu Two-Match Suspension For Breaching Code Of Conduct

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| January 31 , 2018 , 17:23 IST

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) slapped the Hyderabad captain Ambati Rayudu with a 2-match ban for breaching the association's code of conduct by misbehaving with the umpire during Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Karnataka on January 11.

In an official statement, BCCI confirmed, "Rayudu pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by BCCI and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing."

The statement added, "The charge was levelled 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 the Hyderabad Team Manager in this untoward incident."

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The untimely ban will now refrain the cricketer from participating in the first two matches in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy. Rayudu's suspension came as a result of an ugly spat between the player and umpire Ulhas Gandhe halfway through the match.

The incident happened when Hyderabad's deep mid-wicket fielder Mehdi Hasan's foot touched the boundary leading to the on-field umpire awarding Karnataka's Kunal Nair with 2 runs instead of 4. The first innings ended with Karnataka on 203/5.

However, when the second innings started, Karnataka's skipper Vinay Kumar talked to the umpire post which 2 more runs were added to their total score. Ambati Rayudu was highly displeased with the development as Hyderabad lost the match despite scoring 203/9.