Hyderabad: Former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin as president will represent Hyderabad Cricket Association and participate in the all-important BCCI elections that will be held on December 4. According to final electoral roll, 30 nominated representatives of the various associations, including Hyderabad, have been cleared excepting for the nomination of Cricket Association of Uttarakhand which was kept in abeyance.
There had been some doubts on who will represent HCA as it has been in the news for wrong reasons. The ugly internal bickering even reached the corridors of Supreme Court.
A bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli were scathing in their remarks in the infighting. They even said the bench will appoint some retired judges of the Supreme Court to inquire into the affairs of the association.
The final judgment is expected in the last week of this month.
But in this power struggle, Azharuddin did have the edge and has been in the scheme of things. The president’s appointed selection committee, both in senior and junior, have picked the Hyderabad teams for the Vinoo Mankad (under-19), Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament (seniors) and the Under-25 teams. The teams had done exceedingly well as they reached the semifinals of the Vinoo Mankad and Mushtaq Ali tournaments.
However, the association has yet to officially announce the team for under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy. The tournament is scheduled to start from November 29.
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