HCA Apex Council suspends its own president Mohammed Azharuddin

The Apex Council of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has 'suspended' its own president, former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin, for alleged violation of its constitution.

Allegations of Conflict of Interest have been levelled against Azharuddin.

However, the validity of the suspension can be questioned as only the general body of a state unit has powers to suspend a sitting president and not the Apex Council, five of whose members are already inquired by HCA's Ombudsman.

The HCA Apex Council had been at loggerheads with the former captain and during a recent BCCI Special General Meeting (SGM) wanted Shivlal Yadav as their representative but BCCI intervened, allowing Azharuddin to attend the meeting.

The former India skipper termed the move as vendetta against him by the anti-lobby and vowed to fight back.