[India], Jan.10 (ANI): 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.(ANI)