Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday asked the BCCI to continue the Committee of Administrators (CoA) which was appointed by it to streamline the administration of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) for some more time.
The High Court appointed administrators committee with Justice Anil R. Dave former judge of Supreme Court and Justice G. Seethapathy, retired judge of the High Court to oversee the implementation of Justice Lodha Committee recommendations in the HCA while dealing with a petition by advocate M. Govind Reddy seeking implementation of recommendations last year.
When the case came up for hearing before a division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice K. Vijaya Lakshmi, the administrators committee filed an affidavit stating that the term fixed by the High Court has ended but in view of the report submitted by the Anti Corruption Wing of the BCCI with regard to alleged irregularities in the HCA it would be better to continue the committee for some more time.
The counsel appearing for the BCCI submitted that against the backdrop of the ACB report and also removal of the HCA president and secretary by the Ombudsman, it would be proper to continue the CoA till the HCA affairs are streamlined.
The CEO of the BCCI filed an affidavit before the court stating the HCA has recently conducted the G. Venkataswamy Memorial Telangana T20 League without permission from the BCCI and they had received complaints about misappropriation of funds of the HCA to conduct these matches. The bench adjourned the case to next week.