Noel to head ad-hoc senior selection committee

Azhar, Laxman headed-steering panel also name other committee members

By Author  |  Published: 12th Sep 2018  12:12 amUpdated: 13th Sep 2018  4:00 pm
Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin (second from left) in a discussion with VVS Laxman during the meeting at Gymkhana on Tuesday. Also seen are T Shesh Narayan and Ajmal Asad.

Hyderabad: In a first major step that would bring good music to Hyderabad cricketers, the Steering Committee of Mohammad Azharuddin, VVS Laxman, Rajani Venugopal and Vidya Yadav announced an ad-hoc selection committee for both men and women here on Tuesday.

It may be noted that steering committee had met the two warring groups of Apex Council recently to resolve the infighting in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA). The Apex Council requested the steering committee to name the ad-hoc selection committee and also the supporting staff for the teams.

The meeting was convened on Monday before naming the ad-hoc selection committee on Tuesday. HCA secretary T Shesh Narayan was the convener of the meeting.

The four-member Steering Committee announced that former international Noel David would be the chairman of the senior selection committee and this will continue to function till the formation of Cricket Players Association of Hyderabad (CPAH). The senior committee will also have Vijay Mohan Raj, Noushir Mehta, Vivek Jaisimha and Arvind Shetty as members.

Former Ranji captain Arjun Yadav has been named as the head coach of the senior team with NP Singh as bowling coach. Dilip is the fielding coach.

The five-member selection committee’s immediate task will be to pick the team for the upcoming Vijay Hazare one-day tournament that will be held in New Delhi from September 19. Hyderabad are placed in Group B along with Andhra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Saurashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

Zakir Hussain is the under-23 coach while Anirudh Singh will take care of the Under-19 team.

Vanka Pratap will head the junior selection committee that has P Jyothi Prasad, Abdul Azeem, MV Ramana Murthy and Ethesham Ali Khan as other members.

Manjula Kishor will be in-charge of the women’s selection committee. Sree Rekha, Kusamlata, C Malathy and Rekha Patel are the other members.

Senior selection committee: Noel David (chairman), Vijay Mohan Raj, Noushir Mehta, Vivek Jaisimha and Arvind Shetty.

Junior selection committee: Vanka Pratap (chairman), Abdul Azeem, Jyothi Prasad, Ramanamurthy and Ethesham Ali Khan.

Coaching staff: Senior State team: Head coach: Arjun Yadav. Bowling coach: NP Singh. Fielding coach: Dilip.
Under-23 team: Head coach: Zakir Hussain. Assistant coach: M Srinivas
Under-19 state team: Head coach: Anirudh Singh. Asst coach: Alfred Absolam
Under-16: Head coach: Kiran Kumar.
Women’s selection committee: Manjula Kishor (chairman), Sree Rekha, Kusamlata, C Malathy and Rekha Patel. Coaching staff: Suvarn Laxmi and Savitha.