Cricket legends Brian Lara, Tom Moody, Muttiah Muralitharan and Hemang Badani represented Hyderabad at the auction. But it was Kavya Maran, CEO of the Hyderabad team, who led the franchise’s auction process. Kavya was also the one who called the auction for the team. It was clear from his facial expressions at the auction that Katie was totally dissatisfied with this. He did not even venture into significant discussions with his colleagues during the auction.
Katich is reportedly unhappy that Hyderabad have spent Rs 10.75 crore on Nicholas Puran, the West Indies batsman who has no significant record in the IPL, and Rs 7.75 crore on Romario Shepherd, who has not played a single match in the IPL. Hyderabad later changed its mind and decided to resign from the coaching staff of Kavya Maran without even thinking about it.
At the same time, this is not the first time Sunrisers Hyderabad’s management has been embroiled in controversy. The controversy over the dismissal of David Warner from the captaincy last season was also a setback for the Hyderabad management. Brad Haddin, the team’s co-coach at the time, revealed that Warner’s absence from the team was not due to cricket-related issues.
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