Azhar and co. draw BCCI panel’s attention to HCA’s ‘illegal’ special general meeting

Allege meeting concluded without Lodha recommendations being adopted

In a letter to the Committee of Administrators of BCCI, former HCA secretaries P.R. Man Singh, N. Shivlal Yadav, D.S. Chalapathi, K. John Manoj, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin and ex-Test star Arshad Ayub among others have termed Sunday’s special general meeting convened by the ruling apex council of the HCA “illegal”.

They have addressed committee head, ex-Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, and former women’s cricket captain Diana Edulji.

“The SGM was illegally called by president G. Vivekanand and secretary T. Seshnarayan by issuing two separate notices to the members of the HCA,” they said in the letter on Monday.

They have also mentioned that the “Memorandum, Rules and Regulations circulated by the illegally elected president and the secretary, purportedly to adopt the Justice Lodha Committee recommendations”, were also at variance. “The meeting held on January 7 was in utter chaos and concluded without the Justice Lodha recommendations being adopted... The illegally elected president is wrongly claiming that the General Body had adopted the recommendations which is totally false and baseless,” they wrote, urging them to check video recording of the SGM.

The signatories said they were keen to implement the recommendations in a properly convened meeting after being served with the copy of it. “Prof. Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI general manager (Administration and Game Development), who is familiar with the affairs of the HCA may be deputed to assist the Court-appointed administrators namely Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice G.V. Seethapathy, to help in calling for a special general meeting to adopt the recommendations for suitably amending the Memorandum, Rules and Regulations of the HCA,” they concluded in the letter.

Mr. Azharuddin had allegedly been barred from attending the SGM and was allowed inside after some members intervened.

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