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Azharuddin dismisses HCA charges, writes to BCCI

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Former Mohammad Azharuddin today dismissed the charges levelled against him by the Association G Vivek and said he has written to the about the developments in

Controversy broke out at the Association after it barred Azharuddin from attending its Meeting (SGM) on January 7.

Azharuddin was initially not allowed to attend the SGM which was convened to pass the recommendations.

On being told that he was not allowed as he was a proxy at the meeting, Azharuddin said he is the vice of a club.

"They kept saying that I have not registered. I am actually the vice of the National Club. The letter is there. It is endorsed by the then (HCA) secretary," he told reporters.

The secretary, who was suspended subsequently, issued the card on January 3.

"How I am going to know that he is going to be suspended on the fifth of January. So, I had the card, he gave me this letter when he was in office. So, it is not my fault," he said.

He said he could have been allowed to attend the meeting as he is an

On the charge that he is associated with a association which is not recognised by the BCCI, he said he is not at all involved with the said association.

Azharuddin asked how can the SGM be convened for passing the Lodha panel recommendations as it had already been passed.

"How can he adopt Lodha report when it is already registered in the society. How many times you can adopt Lodha committee recommendation I fail to understand," he said.

Azharuddin, who had served a ban over allegations of match-fixing, asserted that he has been recognised by the

"also has recognised me. I have been felicitated. If I was a banned member, if my thing was not cleared, I would not be sitting there (in felicitation). I have been felicitated by the even when I was serving the ban in 2005 by (former Chief)," he said.

He said there is no ban on him following a high court order.

Azharuddin said he has written to the on the developments in the

"Next course of action is, I have written to the I have written to the CoA (Committee of Administrators). I think they need to take action. Whatever they (HCA) are doing is totally illegal," he said.

"I am sure there will be response (from BCCI)," he said.

"I think CoA Mr is out of the country. When he comes back, I will definitely meet him," he said.

He said fresh elections should be held at as per the Lodha panel recommendations.

"They have to call for a fresh election. Because, once you adopt the Lodha recommendation, the order, everybody has to demit office and have a fresh election according to the norms of the order and the Lodha recommendations which is very imperative," Azharuddin said.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 15:50 IST