Mohammad Azharuddin to contest Hyderabad Cricket Association polls

Former India captain will file nomination papers for the president's post in Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).

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Hyderabad, Jan 10: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin will contest the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) elections this year.

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Azharuddin will file nomination papers on Tuesday (January 10). He will contest for the post of the president.

"Yes I will be filing my nomination on Tuesday. I would like to bring some change and I will work hard to bring more talent in Indian cricket," Azharuddin was quoted as saying in the media.

The 53-year-old Azharuddin played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India. The right-hander was banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for match-fixing offences, in 2000. However, a court lifted the ban in 2012.

After his cricket career, he joined politics and became a Member of Parliament, winning on a Congress ticket in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, in 2009.

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