Hyderabad Cricket Association heats up for polls

Arshad Ayub pointed fingers at the president and secretary-in-charge as he alleged the constitution was being violated

Hyderabad: There seems to be no light at the end of the Hyderabad Cricket Association tunnel. With the biennial elections overdue, the panel led-by Arshad Ayub has accused the ruling group of malafide intentions in extending their term in office and not calling for the Annual Generalbody Meeting and the subsequent elections.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Arshad pointed fingers at the president and secretary-in-charge as he alleged the constitution was being violated.

“According to rules the two-year term of the president and his sub-ordinates is from April 1 to March 31. After completing the two-year term the old body must convene an AGM on the last Sunday of May to contest the elections. But the body led by president G. Vinod is yet to call for the AGM or the Executive Committee meeting with regard to the election issue,” he said.

Later in the day, the HCA released a copy of the letter it circulated to the members stating that the 78th Annual General Meeting was held on July 8, 2012 and a new committee elected for a period of two years. “As per the rule book, their term ends on July 7, 2014. It is now proposed to conduct the EC meeting on July 2, 2014 tentatively and take up the announcement date of next AGM and appointment of Returning Officer along with confirmation of Minutes and Accounts etc, so that the members who are elected on July 8, 2012 do not lose their fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution to get free and fair opportunity to be eligible to contest,” the letter signed by president G. Vinod read.

It went on to add that the matter was sub-judice with the Green Turf club moving court with regard to the elections.

Arshad also alleged that around 30 members of the HCA were given appointment letters for various posts including ones on coaching and selection panels and have been promised a payment of Rs 25,000 per month to perform their respective duties for a tenure of three years. “How can the body make appointments that are beyond their own tenures in office,” he questioned.

Asked if they had approached the BCCI president and HCA vice-president N. Shivlal Yadav, Ayub replied: “I have not spoken to him personally but someone else has. And I am not really sure if Shivlal knows about the issue and if he is not aware of it then the HCA is in a sorry state.”

( Source : dc correspondent )
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