HCA selector quits, seeks justice
Neelesh K Joshi Hyderabad: Even before the euphoria of the Indian team's emphatic win over Australia died down, the voices of dissent from within...
Neelesh K Joshi Hyderabad: Even before the euphoria of the Indian team's emphatic win over Australia died down, the voices of dissent from within the Hyderabad Cricket Association for the inefficiency and undemocratic way of managing the association emerged. T Pavan, one of the selection committee members of the Hyderabad Ranji and U-25 team resigned from his post on Tuesday, citing lack of transparency, one-upmanship and misdoings by the selectors. T Pavan who represented India U-19 in 1976-77 has been vociferous right from the beginning. He said, "I have taken the decision to step down as the selection of players is not on merit basis but other grounds." He added, when I questioned the 'powers that be' about the exclusion of B Sumanth from the South Zone T-20 Championship there was no answer. He has been a consistent performer all though the season. He scored double hundred and 196 this season. At a time when Ranji team is in the doldrums, there is a need to look forward and make resurgence. We need to look at youngsters, or players would move away from Hyderabad, said Pavan. A fine example is the case or A T Rayudu and in the recent past another promising player, Kranthi Kumar moved away from Hyderabad and is today a regular team member of the Karnataka Ranji team. It is to be noted that Pavan was among the panel that axed Arjun Yadav for his poor performances. There are many members in HCA who are unhappy with the way the administration is being run. Throughout last year, many parents of players complained against injustice meted out to promising players but the President, five vice-presidents and secretary simply thrashed the issue aside.