Hyderabad: A four-member committee from The Telangana Cricket Association (TCA), led by their secretary Dharam Guruva Reddy, presented their case for a separate association for the new State of Telangana to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji, at the BCCI headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The CoA had asked the TCA and Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) members to present their cases on Wednesday and. The HCA was represented by its president G Vivekanand and Agarmrao along with two advocates.
Speaking to Telangana Today after the meeting, TCA secretary Guruva Reddy said that they have presented their case in form of documents. “We have projected our work and what we did in the districts in last four years. We have conducted many leagues and tournaments following BCCI system. We have informed them about the facilities we created. The HCA also claimed that they conducted tournaments. But the CoA is aware of the situation in the State. So they are working on the deadline of June 15 set by the Bombay High Court. So we are expecting a positive response,” he said.
The TCA panel included its governing council member Pragathi Kumar, advocates Karan Ghosle and Nikita Menon. He further added that the CoA was positive in their approach. “The discussion went on for over one and half hour and they responded positively. They might consult the other members and deliberate on the issue before giving their decision. But I am sure it will be a positive one. Even the HCA is opposing, it will not affect us as we are asking for associate membership and that will not harm HCA in any way and I am not sure why they are against it,” he said.