Naveen S Garewal
Today News Online Service
Hyderabad, February 21
Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA Danam Nagender, who represents Kharitabad in Hyderabad, has threatened to stop Indian Premier League (IPL) matches from being held at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal over the non-inclusion of local players in Sunrisers Hyderabad team.
Nagender threatened to stop IPL matches at Hyderabad during a TRS membership meeting held at Filmnagar here on Saturday.
During the recent IPL auction, no player from Hyderabad was picked for the team.
“Every other IPL team has players from their respective states. But in Hyderabad, the globally recognised city, which also has several deserving and excellent players, they haven’t taken a single player. There are several discrepancies in the selection process and we condemn it,” Nagender told mediapersons.
Nagender said that the franchise should “remove Hyderabad” from their name if there are no players from Hyderabad in their team.
According to reports, former India cricketer and Hyderabad Cricket Association president Mohammad Azharuddin also expressed his disappointment over the absence of Hyderabad players from the Sunrisers team this year.