Team India cricketer and Hyderabad Ranji captain Ambati Rayudu was handed a two-match suspension for breaching the Board of Control for Cricket in India's code of conduct during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Karnataka on January 11.
In a statement on Wednesday, the BCCI stated that Rayudu had been barred from participating in Hyderabad's first two matches in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Rayudu pleaded guilty to the charge that was leveled against him by on-field umpires Abhijit Deshmukh and Ulhas Vithalrao Gandhe, and third umpire Anil Dandekar.
The incident occurred during the match where Hyderabad had lost to Karnataka by two runs, in which, before the start of the Hyderabad innings, the on-field umpires had accepted an appeal from Karnataka skipper Vinay Kumar, and revised the target to 206 runs from 204. This decision of the umpires had irked Rayudu, who then protested before the officials, insisting that the target should remain 204.