J Aeunkumnar took over from Bharat Arun, who has joined as bowling coach of the national cricket team    Getty Images (Representational Image)
J Aeunkumnar took over from Bharat Arun, who has joined as bowling coach of the national cricket team Getty Images (Representational Image)

Hyderabad: J Arunkumar, a former Karnataka coach, has been appointed the new coach of the Hyderabad cricket team for the 2017-18 season. “Arunkumar has just joined. Karnataka won various tournaments under him. He is a team-oriented man. I think he will do well for us,” Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president G Vivekanand told PTI. Arunkumar, a former First Class cricketer, took over from Bharat Arun, who has joined as bowling coach of the national cricket team. Under his guidance since 2012-13, Karnataka won the Ranji Trophy, the Irani Cup and the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The 42-year-old right-handed batsman made his debut in First Class cricket in 1993-94 and hung his boots in 2008. He also coached IPL team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Azharuddin accuses HCA of not following Lodha reforms

Meanwhile, former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin today alleged that the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) is not following the Lodha Committee recommendations and also indulged in other irregularities and misuse . Azharuddin, whose nomination was rejected for the post of HCA president in the elections held in January this year, said deserving players were ignored in the teams announced for the Moin-ud-Dowla cricket tournament. It is very unfortunate that both the teams of HCA participating in Moin-ud-Dowla have been announced, those players who have scored more than three centuries in two day leagues and those who have taken more than five wickets have been totally ignored, he alleged.