Nomination submission date in HCA extended until today

HYDERABAD: The order of the Supreme Court on Friday has given some members more opportunity to fight in the next HCA elections that will be held on September 27.

The Supreme Court in its order of 20-9-2019 in C.A. No. 4235/2014 defined the disqualification with the purpose of challenging the elections as that the disqualification will be limited only to those who had held the position of Office Bearers Cricket Associations

Consequently, the HCA Electoral Officer VS Sampath extended the nomination date for one day and, therefore, provides an additional opportunity for interested members, who have not submitted nominations so far, to present their nomination by noting the definition of disqualification given by the Supreme Court.

The last date to submit nominations will be September 21 from 11 a.m. at 3 p.m. Consequently, the nominations will be scrutinized at 5 p.m. September 21.

Arjun hit by a conflict of interest?

Tejaswi Pratima Dodda, an NGO activist and former journalist, has written to BCCI, HCA and the Electoral Officer about the conflict of interest against N Arjun Yadav . She claims that Arjun is coach of the Hyderabad Ranji Trophy team, a member of an Institutional Club, Andhra Bank, who plays professional cricket in Division A of the Hyderabad League and also secretary of the Cement Club of India.

Tejaswi said: “Both clubs mentioned above are voting members of the HCA. This is a clear case of conflict of interest in more ways than one.

Size players Rahul Dravid , Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar are being questioned and asked to appear to determine the conflict of interest in their positions and players like N Arjun Yadav who have played first class cricket, lingered in the system for several years in various capacities, sometimes simultaneously and currently violating constitutional terms of the BCCI to which HCA is member association are overlooked is a matter of shame and grave concern.

I urge everyone to examine this conflict of interests and take essential measures as required by the constitution in the best interest of the game, wrote Tejaswi, who lives in the United States.