Did Azharuddin the former cricket captain of India and the Present Hyderabad Cricket Association man failed to convince the BCCI. He was in Ahmedabad when the decision was taken on the venues of the IPL.
Hyderabad was not on the list and Azar promptly tweeted expressing his unhappiness. But the BCCI did not respond to Azhar so far. Azhar also found fault for not taking any Hyderabad players for the Sunrisers.
Now KTR the Minister for IT tweeted saying:“Open appeal to @BCCI and @IPL office bearers to include Hyderabad as one of the venues for upcoming IPL season.
The Minister KTR assured all-out support to the BCCI in conducting the event here in Hyderabad.
There was a media report from Mumbai saying that Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Delhi were shortlisted as venues. The reasons given in the report suggested Hyderabad could probably miss the event was because of the infighting in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) that has reached the doors of BCCI.
KT Rama Rao said, as far as Covid-19 was concerned, cases in Telangana and Hyderabad were much lower when compared to states like Maharashtra or other States. Taking this into consideration, Hyderabad cannot lose the right on count of Covid-19 to host the event as it is the home base of Sunrisers Hyderabad.