P. Sarath Chandra Reddy and V. Durga Prasad have been elected as president and secretary respectively of the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA).
Bhanwar Lal — electoral officer of ACA elections — said, “Only six nominations were filed — one for each post, and all are found to be valid and time was given up to 3 pm today for withdrawal but since no one opted for this all the candidates were declared elected unopposed.”
A fresh body is expected to take charge on September 27.
Besides the six members, the apex council of ACA will comprise two former Andhra first-class players (one male and one female) to be nominated by the BCCI and one senior officer from Auditor General Office to be nominated by the Auditor General of Andhra Pradesh.
In Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), the battle lines are drawn after the last date of withdrawal of nominations ended on Monday.
The election is scheduled to be held on September 27.
The fight is between two panels; one led by former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin (who is contesting for the post of president) and the other, led by Prakash Chand Jain of the rival group. He is also vying for the same post.
In other key contests, former secretary Seshadri Venkateshwaran will fight it out with R. Vijayanand of Azharuddin’s group and R.M. Bhaskar of the third panel for the secretary’s post.
Venkateswaran said that their panel’s campaign will be based on clean candidates being in the fray promising to usher in the desired transparency in administration.
The other important members who are in the fray from Azhar’s panel include include former HCA secretary K. John Manoj for vice-presidentship, Surender Kumar Agarwal (treasurer) and Naresh Sharma (joint secretary).
Daljit Singh (vice-president), former all-rounder J. Shivaji Yadav (joint secretary), Hanumanth Reddy (treasurer) and Ravinder Singh (councillor) will be the candidates from PC Jain’s panel.
The third panel steered by Bhaskar of Sultan Shahi Cricket Club has the following candidates for the following posts: president - K. Dilip Kumar, secretary – Bhaskar, joint secretary - Satish Chandra Srivastava, treasurer - Babu Rao Sagar and councillor - Vinod Kumar Ingle.
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