Hyderabad Cricket Association

Hyderabad Cricket Association bloomed into an effectual regulating body under the supervision of several renowned personalities who fostered the game of cricket capably within its province by generating ample opportunities for cricketers and their hopes of playing in national & international teams. HCA is associated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India and promotes the game of cricket by organizing various National Tournaments and League Tournaments for the age group Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, and Under-19, Under-22 and Under-25 categories.

History of Hyderabad Cricket Association

The history of cricket in Hyderabad can be traced back to 1880. Although cricket was introduced by the British Army, it was Mr.N.Ganesan, the Joint Secretary of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) who came up with the idea of forming a cricket association in Hyderabad with the support of former cricketers and organizers - S.M.Hadi, S.R.Mehta and Nooh Abbasi.

The backing and efforts of Nawab Moin-ud-Dowla Bahadur took cricket in Hyderabad to the next level. In 1930/31 the first class cricket made its mark in the city eventually raising the general standard of the game drastically. Promising young cricketers came into limelight, who besides having passion for the game were also well-trained to face their international counterparts.

When Ranji Trophy National First Class Cricket Championships were started in India in 1934, the requirement for a local managing body surfaced. This triggered the formation of Hyderabad Cricket Association in April 1934 by Nadir Shah Chenoy, Ganesh Rao, Hussain Ali Khan, S.Ali Raza, DN Dittia, Mahmood Hussain Khan, P F Durrand, Dattatriya and Rangannah. Nawab Turab Yar Jung was appointed as its first President and S.M.Hadi as HCA Secretary.

escribes the Level of authority at HCA and the standards ingested into the Sport of cricket.

Last Updated on : 19/08/2013