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Hanuma Vihari vs ACA controversy finally ends as cricketer gets NOC — A brief timeline

Hanuma Vihari vs ACA controversy finally ends as cricketer gets NOC — A brief timeline

It would be interesting to see as to which team does Hanuma Vihari play for after his departure from ACA, in the next Ranji Trophy season.

India cricketer Hanuma Vihari has finally gotten an NOC from ACA (Andhra Cricket Association), which now means the talented batsman will play for a different team from the next season. The NOC took over two months to come after Vihari decided to make a move from the state, after a controversy had erupted during a Ranji Trophy match in January, between him and 17th player Prudhvi Raj.

Hanuma Vihari vs Prudhvi Raj & ACA

Things took an ugly turn when Vihari allegedly scolded Prudhvi, son of a prominent Andhra politician. In fact, Vihari was asked to resign from the captain’s post. And since then, it has been to-and-fro between the association and the India player.

“I have been asking for NOC from 2 months, mailed them 4 times. Didn’t give my NOC. Now that things have turned, they’ve issued my NOC immediately. lol,” Vihari wrote.

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“I have always given my best for Andhra cricket, but the treatment I have received from the association is unacceptable. I can no longer continue to play under such conditions.”

Vihari’s Departure from Andhra – A Brief Timeline

  • January 5: Hanuma Vihari scolds a 17th player Prudhvi Raj during Andhra vs Bengal Ranji Trophy 2024 game.
    Vihari asked to resign as Andhra skipper.
    February 26: Vihari issues statement, says will never play for Andhra.
    February 26: Prudhvi Raj comes up with his own version.
    February 26: ACA launches internal probe on complaints by other teammates and support staff.
    February 26: Vihari reacts, says keep trying.
    March 28: ACA serves show-cause notice to Vihari.
    March 29: Cricketer asks for NOC from ACA.
    June 4: Vihari gets an NOC after waiting for over two months.
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