Azharuddin files nomination for HCA's president post

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 16:16 hrs
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Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday took the first step towards cricket administration by deciding to contest the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) elections this year.

Azharuddin, who is also a former Member of Parliament, will file the nomination papers today and will contest for the post of the president of the state cricket body.

The 53-year-old, who played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India, was banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in the match-fixing scandal in 2000. However, his ban was lifted in 2012.

Following his cricket career, Azharuddin went on to join politics and became a Member of Parliament. He won a Congress ticket in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, in 2009.

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