Former India batsman Ambati Rayudu has pulled out of the upcoming inaugural season of the Major League Cricket citing personal reasons, his franchise Texas Super Kings announced on Saturday.
Rayudu had recently announced retirement from all forms of cricket after winning the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He was set to become the first Indian international to play for Texas Super Kings in MLC.
Texas Super Kings took to Twitter to announce the development saying: “Ambati Rayudu will not be available to participate in the first season for the MLC with Texas Super Kings due to personal reasons. He will continue to cheer for the team from India.”
Notably, the Texas Super Kings is owned by the owners of the CSK franchise and they will begin their MLC 2023 campaign against the Los Angeles Knight Riders at the Grand Prairie in Texas.