New Delhi: Hyderabad skipper Ambati Rayudu has been handed a two-match suspension by the BCCI for breaching its Code of Conduct during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Karnataka on January 11.
"Mr Rayudu is barred from participating in the first two matches for Hyderabad in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy," a BCCI release said.
"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 Hyderabad team manager in this untoward incident," it added.
During the match, Hyderabad's deep mid-wicket fielder Mehdi Hasan's foot had touched the ropes, but the on-field umpires did not check with the third umpire and signalled two instead of a boundary to Karun Nair. Karnataka ended their innings on 203/5.
Tempers flared when two runs were added to the Karnataka total, owing to the umpiring error, the margin by which Hyderabad lost eventually. They scored 203/9 in 20 overs.
Rayudu took up the issue with the umpires at the end of the game delaying the second match scheduled.