HCA SGM passes all amendments

The Hyderabad Cricket Association will cover all 31 districts of the state.

Former HCA Secretary S. Venkateshwaran, Dr. G. Vivekanand and the in-charge HCA president Dr. K. Anil Kumar share a lighter moment after the smooth conduct of the SGM in Hyderabad on Sunday.   -  V. V. SUBRAHMANYAM

The Special General Meeting of the Hyderabad Cricket Association convened here on Sunday unanimously passed all the amendments suggested by the Committee of Administrators, BCCI observer and the directions of the High Court with regard to Justice Lodha panel recommendations, said Anil Kumar, the in-charge president of HCA.

Mr. Kumar said that whatever amendments were required to the existing by-laws registered last January were discussed and approved by all the members in the presence of CoAs Justice (retd) G.V. Seethapathy, Justice (retd.) Anil R. Dave and the BCCI observer Ratnakar Shetty.

Cordial meeting

“Yes, all issues and concerns of the panel guidelines were addressed in a cordial atmosphere after initial unease on certain subjects,” the HCA official said.

“Well, if the honourable Supreme Court issues any fresh directives with regard to Justice Lodha guidelines, then we will have to incorporate them in our next meeting,” he clarified.

“This SGM had a one-point agenda of passing the amendments and no other issue, including elections to the HCA, were debated,” Dr. Anil said.

“All clarifications, including the appointment of CEO were incorporated. Earlier, there was a one-line statement regarding this but now 27 functions of this post are clearly defined including who is eligible and what are his/her powers,” he said.

Referring to the HCA secretary T. Seshnarayan’s contention that he is being ignored by the apex council, Mr. Kumar said as per the Lodha guidelines, no individual was greater than the apex council which is the supreme authority.

“Another important amendment we made was that though HCA represented the entire Telangana region even earlier also, covering 10 districts then, now it has been specifically mentioned that it would cover all the 31 districts of the State,” he said.

“We are grateful to all the honourable Committee of Administrators, the BCCI observer and the High Court for the successful conduct of today’s SGM,” said Mr. Kumar.

Azhar calls for AGM

Mr. G. Vivekanand, who had been recently disqualified from the president’s post, felt the smooth meeting was a victory for the game and appealed to all, including former India captain Mohd. Azharuddin, to sit across the table and work collectively for the game.

Azhar informed Sportstar that there was no way but to implement the guidelines as per the Court directions. “Still, I believe the AGM has to be convened at the earliest and fresh elections should be held as the last elections were unconstitutional even according to Lodha guidelines,” felt Azhar.

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