Crucial HCA polls pass off peacefully
That Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has been on the razor’s edge whenever elections were round the corner is merely endorsing a matter of the fact statement.
Hyderabad: That Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has been on the razor’s edge whenever elections were round the corner is merely endorsing a matter of the fact statement. Things changed and assumed a venomous no-holds-barred battle lines in the last two elections. The ensuing battle for the seat of power is no different.
The ‘controversial elections’ to the HCA in the wake of the Lodha panel suggestions were done and dusted here on Tuesday. However, with the fate of the ‘candidates’ sealed in the boxes amid a rather congenial atmosphere, the verdict will only be known in the subsequent days. Only 207 of the 218 members cast their votes. The ballot box is in the custody of the Uppal Police Station.
The battleground now moves to the High Court, which will hear the case on Wednesday. In consonance with the order of the Vacation Bench of the HC, the results have not been declared. Meanwhile, the question that is haunting cricketing circles is whether this election will stand legal scrutiny or if gets the approval of the RM Lodha Committee.
The run-up was not devoid of drama. The rejection of the candidature of Mohammed Azharuddin to the post of President added a new dimension to the ongoing tussle for supremacy. Not surprisingly, he has approached the courts.
There is no dearth of trading charges and counter-charges while Secretary K John Manoj and former president Arshad Ayub have been crying hoarse at what they terms as a ‘fraud’ on democratic norms. G Vivekanand and Vidyut Jaisimha are locke din horns for the top post while T Shesh Narayan will be declared elected unopposed as there is no other contender for the Secretary post.