Hanuma Vihari joins Madhya Pradesh Ranji Team after getting NOC from Andhra Pradesh

In a relieving piece of news for him, the India batter Hanuma Vihar finally received the No Objection Certificate (NOC) just two days back, from the Andhra Cricket Association.

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In a relieving piece of news for him, the India batter Hanuma Vihar finally received the No Objection Certificate (NOC) just two days back, from his home cricket association, Andra Cricket Association (ACA) following a months-long rift with the state’s governing body.

“I have been asking for NOC for two months and mailed them four times. Didn’t give my NOC, Now things have turned, they have issued my NOC immediately,” wrote Hanuma Vihar in his latest X-post (formerly Twitter) speaking about NOC from ACA after the TDP won the assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, in the same line of developments, it has also been confirmed that Hanuma Vihari will now play for the state team of Madhya Pradesh after parting his ways with Andhra Pradesh. A report in Times of India understands that the Indian batter will be seen playing for Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming domestic season.

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Here's what happened between Hanuma Vihari and Andhra Cricket Association

Reflecting on the entire rift between Hanuma Vihari and Andhra Cricket Association when the former blamed the state cricket association for sacking him just to favour a 17th player in the state team who was a politician’s son.

“This post is about some facts I want to put forward. I was the captain in the first game against Bengal, during that game, I shouted on the 17th player and he complained to his dad (who is a politician), his dad in return asked the association to take action against me,” wrote Vihari on his X-handle almost 3 months back on February 26 2024 after ACA removed him from the captaincy.

“Although we chased 410 against last year’s finalists Bengal, I was asked to resign from captaincy without any fault of mine. I never said anything on a personal note to the player but the association thought that player was more important than the guy who had his body on the line last year and batted left-handed, took Andhra to knockouts 5 times in the last 7 years and played for India in 16 Tests. I felt embarrassed but the only reason I continued playing this season was because I respect the game and my team. I will never play for Andhra again in my life,” he added later.

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