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Hyderabad Cricket Association crisis deepens as members revolt against Azharuddin

Published: 23rd Feb 2021 7:30 pm

Hyderabad: Crisis in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) deepened further with a majority members of the Apex Council raising a banner of revolt against the president Mohammed Azharuddin on Tuesday.

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Interestingly, while the long-awaited Apex Council meeting was being held at the Gymkhana grounds, Azharuddin chose to ignore it and preferred to interact with the “under-19 new selections”, a few meters away from the meeting site.

The Council members were in a clear combat mood as holding of the meeting was a bit uncertain as Azharuddin had called for cancellation of meeting late last night. The members who reached venue, however, decided to go ahead with the meeting.

Those who attended the meeting were: secretary R Vijayanand, vice-president John Manoj, treasurer Surender Agarwal, joint secretary Naresh Sharma and lone Councillor P Anuradha. The two players’ representatives –Parth Satwalekar and Subhadra Suri — also took part. Apart from Azharuddin, CAG nominee Santosh V Daware was the other member absent.

Among the resolutions that were passed unanimously at the ‘informal’ meeting, were to hold the long pending Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 28.

It was also decided to continue with the last season’s panel of junior selectors – Noel David as the chairman, Abdul Azeem, Vivek Jaisimha, Shivaji Yadav and Rajesh Yadav. These selectors were approved by the last general body meeting and they will accordingly select the Hyderabad under-19 team for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy.

According to John Manoj, this was an emergency meeting which Azharuddin wanted to cancel . “All the members, barring Azharuddin and Daware, were present. We followed rules and gave a 21-day notice for the AGM.’’

Secretary Vijayanand clarified that they have decided to ‘officially’ hold the Apex Council meeting on Friday and the current meeting was an informal one.

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Mohammed Azharuddin back in whites at Gymkhana


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