Former In the Captain Mohammad Azharuddin is again the president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) by Justice Ombudsman (rightly) Deepak Verma, after being “suspended” from the HCA Apex board for alleged violation of its constitution.
Allegations of conflict of interest were raised against Mohammad Azharuddin by a five-member Apex board consisting of Vice President K John Manoj, R Vijayanand, Naresh Sharma, Surender Agarwal and Anuradha.
Justice (withdrawn) However, Verma has now pointed out in his order that the charge against the former Indian skipper was not sent to the ombudsman and in fact has no legal validity. He also complained to the committee for ‘playing their own politics’ while ignoring cricket in the state.
‘[The] Apex Council cannot make such a decision on its own initiative. Therefore, I consider it appropriate to set aside the resolution (if any) adopted by these five members to suspend the duly elected President and issue a notice ordering them to refrain from taking action against the HCA President Mohammed Azharuddin ”Justice (retd) Verma was quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
“That is why I order Mohammad Azharuddin to continue as President and all charges against office bearers will be decided by the Ombudsman only.
“From the aforementioned facts and characteristics, it is clearly reflected that instead of encouraging cricket, everyone plays their own politics for the reasons they know best. It therefore defeats the purpose for which HCA was formed, ”he added.
Apex board members suspended by Justice (back) Verma
The five members of the Apex board have been suspended by the ombudsman for the time being. He reiterated his powers and voiced the five people for not respecting them by making an independent decision to suspend Mohammad Azharuddin.
‘I want to make it clear that, simply because these five members believe in themselves that I am not an ombudsman, my powers that are now confirmed by the Supreme Court ruling and the minutes of the 85th Annual General Meeting do not take away either. .
‘These members cannot evade the proper legal process by simply declaring that they do not agree with my appointment. From the above, it is clear that these members have bad intentions and do not want the smooth running of HCA, ”he added.
Between 1985 and 2000, Mohammad Azharuddin played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India where he scored 6215 and 9378 runs respectively. He was captain of the country in 47 Tests, winning 14 and losing 14, before being determined during the controversy with the match.