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Indian manager suspended over corruption allegations

V Chamundeshwarnath at a press conference Getty Images

Vankenna Chamundeswaranath, India's manager for the ICC World Twenty20, has been suspended by his state association on allegations of corruption in team selection, according to reports.

PTI has reported that the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) relieved Chamundeswaranath, its general secretary, and instructed him to appear before a general assembly next month.

"The executive committee of the ACA has unanimously decided to exclude him from discharging his duties following allegations of corruption and favouritism in team selection," said ACA president G Gangaraju.

Chamundeswaranath, 49, faces allegations of corruption associated with payment for selection of Andhra's Under-19 squad and the state's women's team.

A right hand middle-order batsman, he represented Andhra between 1978-1992 in 44 games. He also led Andhra in 13 matches.

He entered the public eye during the World Twenty20 when, at a pre-match press conference, he intervened as the media entered into an argument with MS Dhoni, the team captain, over Sehwag's injury.