Former Indian Captain to contest for HCA president’s post

Vastavam web: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin Thursday said he would contest for the post of president of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) whenever the elections are held. “Yes. I will be contesting for HCA president post,” he told. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the HCA, which would be held on July 21, is expected to deliberate the issue.

The former captain’s nomination for the post of HCA president was not accepted in 2017 on the ground that he could not produce proof of BCCI lifting the ban imposed on him for his alleged involvement in match-fixing in 2000.

The stylish right-hander, who represented the country in 99 Tests and 334 one-day internationals, was one of the longest serving Indian captains with the distinction of having led the team in three successive World Cups — in 1992, 1996 and 1999.