Azharuddin led India for 9 years (1990-99) in 47 Test matches and 174 ODIs
Azharuddin likewise questioned the legality of HCA’s Unique General Satisfying
The SGM had convened to adopt the recommendations of the Lodha Committee
There was utter mayhem and confusion outside the Rajiv Gandhi International arena in Hyderabad as previous India captain Mohammad Azharuddin was disallowed from attending the Hyderabad Cricket Association meeting on Sunday.Azhar was made
to await an hour outside the stadium and wasn’t permitted to participate in the Special General Meeting.The SGM, convened
to embrace the suggestions of the Justice Lodha Committee point by point, ended suddenly amidst mayhem even as the judgment group declared that it had passed a resolution adopting all the suggestions.”I was made to wait for an hour and wasn’t allowed to go to the conference. I captained India for Ten Years for god’s sake. I will resolve your issues, that’s why I have come here, “Azhar vented out his anger at the HCA members when he was lastly let in.Azharuddin also questioned the legality of the conference itself.
“This is an unlawful body with the president himself dealing with a conflict of interest by being Consultant to the State Government,” he said. “The irony is that this is the fourth conference being convened by the ruling group to implement the Justice Lodha Committee suggestions,”he included.”I question inning accordance with which Lodha guidelines the office-bearers are still in power. The image of the HCA itself has taken a beating. Cricket is different from politics and it’s the cricketers who are suffering one of the most. My battle is not versus any private, however versus the system riddled with flaws,”Azharuddin stated.”I will satisfy the HCA ombudsman to speak about the dirty affairs and seek his intervention to guarantee justice,” he stated.
“I am grateful to all the members, consisting of Shiv( N. Shivlal Yadav)bhai and VHR sir, who supported my cause today and made sure that I ultimately attended the meeting and made a point,”he said, adding that nobody could question his commitment to cricket and the HCA.”I am here to provide back to the game,”he said.Former MP V. Hanumantha Rao, representing the Amberpet Cricket Club, even turned to a sit-in protest in front of the phase on receiving information that Azhar was not enabled to participate in the satisfy and that he was stopped at the primary gate of the stadium.Rao likewise took potshots at the TRS government, which the HCA president G. Vivekanand is an advisor and in the resultant heated exchange with him, threw the mike down
before squatting.He chose not to get up till Mr Azharuddin was allowed. Later, the chair relented and Azhar walked into the hall to a rousing welcome from hooting, whistling members.