Azharuddin to be HCA representative at BCCI meetings

This was unanimously decided at the Special General Meeting convened by the Secretary R. Vijayanand on the direction of the President at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

Hyderabad Cricket Association Secretary R. Vijayanand and president Mohammad Azharuddin at the Special General Meeting in Hyderabad on Thursday.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Former India captain and newly-elected President of Hyderabad Cricket Association, Mohammad Azharuddin, will attend the BCCI meetings and any other similar organisation meetings as the representative of the HCA.

This was unanimously decided at the Special General Meeting convened by the Secretary R. Vijayanand on the direction of the President on Thursday at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium (Uppal) here.

The meeting, attended by more than 150 members ended within 15 minutes as there was no opposition to proposal of Azhar’s name by me, Vijayanand informed Sportstar.

“There was no other name discussed at the meeting and every member supported Azhar’s candidature for the BCCI meeting,” he said.

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The HCA Secretary also mentioned that the new-elected body will formally take charge of the administration next week after having received all the Election Certificates from the Electoral Officer V.S. Sampath, who was also former Chief Election Commissioner.

“We are grateful to the wonderful way Sampath conducted the elections in a very free and fair manner with absolutely no scope for any complaints. In a way, he set the benchmark for future HCA elections,” Vijayanand said.

“We hope to set things right at the earliest to change the face of administration with the interests of the players being the primary objective. Definitely, the players will have a bigger say in key decisions which affect them directly,” the HCA Secretary said.

Not surprisingly, most of the big names from the panel of Dr. G. Vivek Venkatswamy (former HCA president), whose nomination for the post of Presidentship was disqualified on grounds of conflict of interest, did not attend the meeting while prominent among those who made it today included former Test cricketer and ex-BCCI president N. Shivlal Yadav.