Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Cricket Association seems to be heading for another bitter battle in the build-up to Sunday’s Special General Meeting ordered by the High Court to adopt the Lodha Reforms.
The division at the top seems too deep for the discomfort of Hyderabad cricket’s well-wishers as the acting president and the secretary seem to be pulling the Association in different directions.
The only solace is that Sunday’s meet will be monitored by the High Court appointed Committee of Administrators. However, sparks are flying already.
On Monday, HCA CEO C. Pandu Ranga Murthy released a statement which read: “The Apex Council which met on 1-7-2018 in connection with the Special General Meeting to be convened on 8-7-18 as per the directions of the Committee of Observers resolved that the notice and the relevant documents circulated by in-charge president (who is the vice-president) are the only authenticated documents. Further, it was resolved that the identity cards to be issued to the members of the HCA for attending the SGM shall be signed by in-charge President.”
However, Secretary T. Sheshnarayan released a counter. “The VP is circulating false and illegal information as to convening of the SGM in consonance with the orders passed by the High Court. The Secretary who is the convener for the meeting has already sent official communication to all members, but with a motive to disrupt the smooth conduct of the SGM he is trying to divide the members,” he said, contending the vice-president has no power under any bye laws to call a meeting....