Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has been elected the president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association.
The veteran of 99 Tests and 334 One Day Internationals won for the HCA president’s post with an overwhelming 147-73 margin. The victory marks the beginning of Ahzaruddin’s second innings in cricket. Albeit, as an administrator this time.
Among the most prolific batsmen to grace the sport, Azhar’s international career was curtailed abruptly amidst allegations of match-fixing and subsequent life ban, which was eventually lifted by a court in 2012.
He has also served a term in the Lok Sabha as a Congress Party MP.