Hyderabad: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may have denied associate membership to Telangana Cricket Association (TCA) but their sustained efforts yielded a positive result with Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) being asked to give a report with regard to steps taken for development of cricket outside Hyderabad.
As per the latest BCCI communication, it appreciated TCA and their concerns regarding the development of cricket outside Hyderabad.
“Although the BCCI cannot accept the representation of associate membership by TCA, the BCCI feels TCA in collaboration with Hyderabad Cricket Association can help the growth and development of cricket in the State of Telangana,’’ said Rajeev Shukla (vice president) and Arun Dhumal (treasurer).
The BCCI directed the HCA officials to meet the representatives of TCA to address their concerns on development of cricket outside Hyderabad. “The HCA is directed to address the concerns of TCA in a time bound manner. HCA is also directed to prepare a report of the steps taken by it in relation to the development of cricket outside the city of Hyderabad within 6 months,’’ added the statement.
Dharam Guruva Reddy, secretary of TCA, said they will look forward to HCA’s approach towards BCCI’s latest letter. “The district structure is different from HCA’s city clubs. The structure of district cricket has to be understood by the BCCI. There should be equal representation from the districts in the State teams. I think at least now with this BCCI notification, the HCA will invite us and discuss district cricket,’’ he said.
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