Telangana Cricket Association President Yendala Laxminarayana has warned cricketer Md Azharuddin against interfering into their matters.

He said the CBI Investigation is still pending and the case needs to be charge-sheeted. He said they will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and seek further investigation into the match-fixing matter.

He said Azharuddin has taken only temporary relief and managed the permission to contest in HCA elections, but has not been acquitted from the allegations of match fixing.

In the investigation conducted by CBI, Azharuddin has admitted to having fixed matches for Money with bookies and involving his co cricketers. He said the matter needs to be investigated again and appropriate action should be taken against people involved in fixing the matches.

Dharam Guruva Reddy, TCA Secretary said that they have acquired permission from the Supreme Court and Bombay High Court has also issued direction to BCCI to consider and dispose of the pending TCA Application on or before April 30, 2021, as per the procedure of affiliation.

TCA has conducted more than 3000 BCCI Format leagues and tournaments across the state in the last 6 years through 48 events so far, identified 100s of young deserving talent and are nurturing them through its 38 free academies across the state.

He has pointed the meticulous ball to ball match recording and scores updation result in a transparent performance evaluation of players to pick the State Teams in all BCCI age Groups formats. He said HCA does not follow similar criteria and hence there is corruption in its selections. Azharuddin, as a President of HCA, should have cleaned up the system. Instead, he has further spoiled and corrupted it, he said.

TCA is not interested in HCA activities but surely will stand by all the cricketers, who fall victim to such corruption.

TCA secretary said they will conduct the Telangana State Premier League (TSPL) in July 2021 and will soon announce the full plan soon. He said TCA is expecting the BCCI Recognition before the commencement of next Domestic Season. He said there will be 8 teams participating in the TSPL where 7 cricketers from each team will be picked from the Telangana districts.



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