HCA in-fighting: rivals announce two separate teams

The team picked by the Apex Council will be led by Ambati Rayudu and the Secretary’s team by Chama Milind.

The HCA Secretary informed ‘Sportstar’ that his team is the official one and that he had already spoken to the KSCA authorities, and also the BCCI, about how “some members of the Apex Council were violating the Justice Lodha guidelines.”   -  V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

The in-fighting in Hyderabad Cricket Association between the secretary T. Seshnarayan and other members of the Apex Council took a turn for the worse with two groups announcing separate squads for the KSCA Invitation tournament to be held in Bengaluru from July 18 to August 13.

The team picked by the Apex Council will be led by Ambati Rayudu while Chama Milind will lead the secretary’s team. Interestingly, while Rayudu doesn’t figure in the latter’s team, Milind figures in both teams.

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“This is utter confusion and the players cannot be involved in this ahead of a season when many of us are hoping to do well and stake claim for higher grade of cricket,” said a senior cricketer on condition of anonymity.

However, the HCA secretary told Sportstar that his team is the official one and that he had already spoken to the KSCA authorities and also the BCCI about how “some members of the Apex Council were violating the Justice Lodha guidelines.”

The teams: Apex Council: Ambati Rayudu (capt), P. Akshath Reddy (vice-capt), Tanmay Agarwal, Rohit Rayudu, B. Sandeep, K. Sumanth (wk), T. Ravi Teja, Akash Bhandari, Mehdi Hasan, Pragyan Ojha, M. Ravi Kiran, Muddasir Hussain, Chama Milind, A. Varun Goud, Chandan Sahani and Thakur Tilak Varma. Coach: N.P. Singh.

HCA secretary: Chama Milind (capt), Rohit Rayudu, Abhirath Reddy, N. Tahkur Tilak Verma, Himalay Agarwal, Chandan Sahani, Yatin Reddy, T. Ravi Teja, Saketh Sai Ram, T.P. Anirudh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Mudassir Hussain, K. Sumanth, Samith Reddy, J. Mallikarjun and Alankrit Agarwal. Coach: N. Arjun Yadav.