Trouble brewing for Azharuddin at HCA

HCA secretary R. Vijayanand informs that the Apex Council has authorised him to issue a show-cause notice to president Mohammad Azharuddin.

Azharuddin didn't attend the HCA meeting on Thursday.   -  FILE PHOTO/ V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

The Apex Council of Hyderabad Cricket Association, which met on Thursday here under the chairmanship of vice-president K. John Manoj, authorised the secretary R. Vijayanand to issue a show-cause notice to its president Mohammad Azharuddin.

Azharuddin didn't attend the meeting even though he was served a 14-day notice, the secretary informed Sportstar. "This is in response to the show-cause notice issued to the members of the Apex Council by Azhar a few days ago as his move was against the rules of Memorandum of HCA," said Vijayanand.

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The secretary also informed that cricketing activities will commence in the first week of July with the coaching camps planned in different age groups as per the state government's COVID-19 guidelines.

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"The Cricket Committee will soon finalise the schedule of the League season as we are very keen to resume action out there in the field," he said.

Vijayanand also handed over Rs. 5 lakh cheque to the family of former Hyderabad Ranji fast bowler Ashwin Yadav who passed away last month.

Fight will be on

Meanwhile, Azhar said the Apex Council members who met on Thursday were already facing enquiry before the Ombudsman and a notice to this effect had already been issued.

"So, there is no point in these tainted people conducting the so called Apex Meeting and issuing show cause to the President. These people are not eligible to conduct any meeting pending enquiry against them," he said.

"These type of actions will not cause me to back off. I never will. The fight will be on untill  corrupt are out of the institution and till Hyderabad Cricket has gained it's lost glory, with the support of my like minded campaigners-the member Secretaries," Azhar said.

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