Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin‘s trusts of getting to be Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president broke after his nomination papers for the position were excluded on Saturday.
The dismissal came in the wake of Azhar’s inability to give any evidence over evacuation of his Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) boycott and in the event that he was a legitimate voter or not.
Disappointed to see his selection being rejected, Azharuddin demanded that he has been cleared by the court of all charges, while including that he would now challenge the exclusion.
“Whenever you file a nomination, you never feel negative about it, you always feel confident. At the same time, when I went to file a paper as a Test cricketer. Automatically I got nominated because I played cricket for India. But when I asked for the nomination form to be given, they said that the date is over and that is why I had to file it from the National Cricket Club. Right from the beginning, I think the process looked to me a little bit fraud… I gave them the court order also. People are misinformed. I think things should be put to rest. Court has given an order which has cleared me of everything,” Azhar told reporters.
” It is unfortunate. The returning officer should answer my questions, but he is not present here. I will go for alegal case. I think the Lodha Committee rules and orders are not followed here at the HCA,” he added.
In the mean time, previous HCA secretary, John Manoj, said the dismissal was not according to system, including that Test players get enrollment of an association consequently.
A week ago, Azharuddin ventured out cricket organization by choosing to challenge the HCA elections this year.
The 53-year-old, who played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India, was banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged association in the match- fixing outrage in 2000. In any case, his boycott was lifted in 2012.