The Uppal police registered a criminal case against the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president G. Vinod and secretary, M.V. Sridhar, following a court direction here on Tuesday.

According to sources, the HCA treasurer had filed a petition before a local court alleging that the president and the secretary had withdrawn and paid Rs. 12 lakh to a company for supplying food during the test match played between India and New Zealand in Hyderabad. The treasurer contended that the withdrawal of money was in contravention of the association’s bylaws.

Acting on the petition the court has directed the Uppal police to register a case, investigate and submit a report.