Show-Cause Notice Issued Against HCA President Azharuddin

After a lull, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) was back in the news, although for wrong reasons, as secretary R Vijayanand issued a show-cause notice to President Mohammed Azharuddin on the advice of the Apex Council.

Hyderabad, June 10: After a lull, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) was back in the news, although for wrong reasons, as secretary R Vijayanand issued a show-cause notice to President Mohammed Azharuddin on the advice of the Apex Council.

This is in reaction to a show-cause notice issued by the President to the Apex Council members two months ago. This latest chapter could trigger another battle of attrition. It is perhaps for the first time the association had issued a show-cause notice to a president.

According to Vijayanand, the 11th Apex Council meeting was held at Uppal Stadium and was attended by the Vice President John Manoj, Treasurer Surendra Agarwal, Joint Secretary Naresh Sharma and Councilor Anuradha. In the absence of the President Azharuddin, the Vice President chaired the meeting.

Vijayanand said. “A show cause notice was issued by the President Azharuddin to the Apex Council members, which is against the rules of the Memorandum of Association Rules and Regulations – 2018 of HCA as any Show Cause notice has to be issued by the Apex Council itself and not by an individual office bearer.

“During the 10th Apex Council meeting held on 25.05.21, secretary R. Vijayanand was asked to issue a show cause notice to the President, Mr. Mohammad Azharuddin on behalf of the Apex Council as per the Memorandum of Association Rules and Regulations – 2018, Chapter IV, point no. 41 (b) Detriment caused by the Member or Administrator. The minutes of the 10th Apex Council meeting were accepted today during the 11th Apex Council meeting and a show cause notice will be issued accordingly.

President Azharuddin and the Apex Council have been involved in a bitter struggle for power. In the BCCI’s virtual meeting, Azharuddin had scored over the Apex Council when he got the password to represent the HCA in the Special General Meeting overlooking the Apex Council’s choice Shivlal Yadav, former secretary of the association and former interim president of BCCI.

The Apex Council tentatively decided to start the new cricket season from July under the Covid-19 protocols given by the State Government. “The relevant cricket Committees will meet, discuss and finalize the calendar in the next two weeks,’’ said Vijayanand.

Meanwhile, the Apex Council members presented a cheque of Rs. 5 lakhs to the wife of deceased former Hyderabad first-class cricketer, late Ashwin Yadav, who passed away recently.

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