HCA Not Implementing Lodha Committee Recommendations: Azharu
The former Indian skipper alleged that the Hyderabad Cricket Association was not implementing the SC-backed recommendations, and demanded an inquiry.
Hyderabad | 13th January 2018
Former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin alleged that the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) was not implementing the recommendations made by the Lodha Committee.
Speaking to the media, Azharuddin also alleged that the HCA Executive Committee was violating the rights of cricketers, and that several irregularities were taking place in the elections to the committee. He also found fault with the committee for sidetracking talented players by not giving cricketers from the rural areas of the state an opportunity to play.
Speaking about the T-20 league being conducted by the HCA, Azhar claimed that the league was going against the rules and regulations of the game. He slammed HCA President G Vivek for not requesting permission to conduct the league, and for naming the league after the latter's father late G Venkataswamy, which Azhar said was against the rules.
He demanded a comprehensive inquiry into the affairs of the HCA to unearth all irregularities.
The former cricketer also responded to the allegations made against him by the HCA that he hadn't received clearance from the BCCI, saying that the High Court had given him a clean chit and that he had sent a report to the BCCI on the issue. He said that it was painful to see educated persons like the HCA President making such misguided statements.
He further said that though he had no relation with the Telangana Cricket Association, he was invited there due to his status as a former Indian skipper. He said that he had been elected to the national cricket team while playing for the Hyderabad team, and would extend his full cooperation for the development of cricket in Telangana.
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