The executive committee of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), which met late on Friday evening, played coy on the issue of BCCI president N. Srinivasan, who is in the eye of storm over the IPL scandal.
“The meeting was essentially convened to confirm the minutes and pass the accounts for the year 2012-13 as this happens to be the last one before the annual general meeting scheduled for June 23,” a senior HCA official told The Hindu.
“There was no discussion on the BCCI developments, especially related to Mr. Srinivasan. However, some members did question our president G. Vinod who was quoted as seeking the BCCI chief’s resignation,” the official said to a query.
Interestingly, the HCA president made a detailed clarification to the members stating that he never sought the resignation of Mr. Srinivasan. “I was only referring to the general mood of the public and the cricketing fraternity and the need to get things cleared in the best interest of the game,” Mr. Vinod told the members, it is learnt.
The HCA was also evasive on its stance in the wake of the resignation of BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale along with treasurer Ajay Shirke.
“One thing which is pretty clear about the HCA Constitution is that it is the Secretary who will be attending the BCCI meetings. In case, he cannot for different reasons, then someone (it can be president of HCA or anyone else) will be authorised. But, let me reiterate that we prefer to play the waiting game for there is so much of confusion now even in BCCI,” the HCA official explained.
A decision was also taken to give a break to training schedule at Hyderabad Cricket Academy of Excellence of HCA at Gymkhana.
“Yes, we will be reviewing the pay structure of the entire staff, the league structure and since there is some work going on at the ground, we have decided for this break. A meeting will be held soon to take a final call,” the official said.