In a bid to obtain affiliation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), The Telangana Cricket Association (TCA) members met the Indian cricket board secretary Anurag Thakur, former ICC president Sharad Pawar and other officials in New Delhi on Thursday.
Explaining the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) failure in developing the game of cricket in Telanagana State the Telangana Cricket Association officials informed BCCI officials the need of an alternate body in this region. `
They also explained the TCA’s efforts to develop the game from grassroot level. The Telangana Cricket Association is conducting tournaments, leagues in all districts and running Telangana Cricket Association Academy to develop the first class cricket. They revealed that in the 40 years of HCA history, only two players from the districts made it to the Ranji team. The State has immense talent with over 800 schools and colleges and over 60 cricket clubs in the region but they fail to find a platform to showcase their talent.
The Telangana Cricket Association delegation led by Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Palvai Govardhan Reddy, Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, CL Rajam also met former IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla, BCCI vice-president Gokaraju Gangaraju and others.