Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin was barred from attending the Hyderabad Cricket Association meeting on Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad.
Azhar had to wait for an hour outside the stadium. The SGM, which was convened to adopt the recommendations of Justice Lodha Committee, ended abruptly.
"I was made to wait for an hour and wasn't allowed to attend the meeting. I captained India for 10 years for god's sake. I will solve your problems, that's why I have come here," Azhar was quoted as saying in an India Today report.
Terming the meeting illegal, he added, "This is an illegal body with the president himself facing a conflict of interest by being Advisor to the State Government. The irony is that this is the fourth meeting being convened by the ruling group to implement the Justice Lodha Committee recommendations.”
"I wonder according to which Lodha guidelines the office-bearers are still in power. The image of the HCA itself has taken a beating. Cricket is different from politics and it's the cricketers who are suffering the most. My fight is not against any individual, but against the system riddled with flaws," Azharuddin further said.
--By A Cricket Correspondent