Hyderabad cricket team captain Ambati Rayudu has been handed a two-match suspension for breaching the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Code of Conduct.
The board found him guilty for violating its code during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match between Hyderabad and Karnataka on January 11.
"Rayudu has been barred from participating in the first two matches for Hyderabad in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy," an official statement from the BCCI read.
The statement further informed, "Rayudu pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by BCCI and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.
Rayudu, who has played 34 ODIs and six T20Is for India, got into an argument with the on-field umpires during Hyderabad's match against Karnataka.
In the innings break, two runs were added to Karnataka's total after the umpires had failed to spot a fielder touching the boundary rope. The TV replays confirmed that the fielder touched the rope while trying to stop the boundary.
Rayudu and his team was informed before their run chase about the revised target but the Hyderabad captain and his players got into an argument after they lost the match by two runs.
Rayudu insisted that the match should be a tie and that a Super Over should decide the result. The argument resulted in a delayed start to the next game between Andhra Pradesh and Kerala which was supposed to happen at the same ground.
The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Abhijit Deshmukh, Ulhas Vithalrao Gandhe, and third umpire Anil Dandekar.
The BCCI is further looking into the role of Hyderabad Team Manager in this untoward incident.