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Four cricket clubs in Guntur back Gangaraju

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Investment in young talent has begun to pay off, they say


Functioning of ACA is transparent and free from corruption: J. Narendranath

Gangaraju is assured of five votes out of nine allotted to Guntur district


GUNTUR: Even as the race leading to elections to Andhra Cricket Association is heating up, four cricket clubs affiliated to Guntur District Cricket Association (GDCA) have thrown their weight behind the panel headed by ACA secretary Gokaraju Gangaraju. Elections to the ACA are slated to be held on July 13. With this, the panel headed by Mr. Gangaraju is assured of five votes out of nine allotted to Guntur district. ACA vice-president who is also president of Guntur Cricket Club, J. Narendranath has an extra vote. Representatives of four clubs, Ravindranath Cricket Club, Goparaju Memorial Cricket Club, New Cricket Club and GCC pledged their support to the panel headed by Mr. Gangaraju at a media conference held on premises of Women Cricket Academy on Wednesday. Vice-President of Andhra Cricket Association and Chairman of ACA Women Cricket Academy J. Narendranath made a strong pitch for Mr. Gangaraju and said that development of Cricket in Andhra Pradesh was given a boost during the last four years. He said that the investment in young talent has begun bearing fruit with both Under-16 boys and Under-16 girls teams bagging national championships. Refuting allegations made by ex-secretary, ACA, N. Venkata Rao, he said the functioning of ACA has been marked by transparency and has been free of allegations of corruption during the last four years. The international cricket stadium coming up at Mangalagiri would be fit for international matches in a couple of years, he said. Secretary of GCC, P. Seshu Babu, secretary of New Cricket Club, P. Suneel, G. Srinivasa Rao from Goparaju Memorial Cricket Club, V.V Vinod Kumar and N. Seetha Pathi Rao from Ravimdranath Cricket Club were present.

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