Arshad Ayub has played 13 Tests and 32 ODIs for India. Photo Courtesy: Nishad Pai Vaidya
Arshad Ayub has played 13 Tests and 32 ODIs for India. Photo Courtesy: Nishad Pai Vaidya

Hyderabad: The police here have registered a case against Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president Arshad Ayub and six other officials for allegedly causing a loss of Rs. 120 crore to the cricket body. Following a complaint by T Sheshanarayan, a case was registered yesterday against Ayub and six other HCA officials under IPC sections 403 (misappropriation of property), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 415 (cheating), said inspector Y Narasimha Reddy of Uppal Police Station. The complainant accuses collusion of auditors and members of the HCA executive committee of 2014-16 and forgery, fudging of account books. Procedure was not followed when floating tenders, he alleges. Probe is on. Nobody has been arrested yet.

This is however not the first time the HCA has been in trouble. The High Court in November had asked the HCA officials to suspend its three members T Sheshnarayan and Chitti Sridhar and Babu Rao as they seemed to have not followed the rules and regulations set for themselves. Previously, these three members had been warned about the about their behaviour which seemed unfit with respect to their high positions in the HCA. High Court Justice B Siva Sankara Rao, in a lengthy order dated November 1, 2016, upheld the civil revision petitions CRP No 1443 and 1484 of 2016 filed by Shesh Narayan and Prakash Chand Jain against the lower order courts which had asked for the same conclusion.

Furthermore, he also went on to dismiss the revision petitions CRP No. 1867 and 1972 of 2016 filed by HCA. According to the cricbuzz.com, Justice Siva Sankara Rao in his order has written, The tribunal grossly erred in passing the impugned order being travesty and miscarriage of justice, as the court directed 4th respondent (Prakash Chand Ja in), who is chairman of the disciplinary committee, not to function and in directing the respondents No.2 and 3 (Arshad Ayub and John Manoj) to constitute a fresh committee, in spite of the fact that they are also parties to the litigation and filed counter making allegation.