Azharuddin elected HCA President

Hyderabad, Sep 27 : Making a comeback to cricket as an administrator, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin was on Friday elected as the President of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).

Azharuddin’s fans started celebrating at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal soon after it was announced that the former cricketer was elected after he pipped his nearest rival Prakash Chand Jain by 74 votes.

Out of the 227 members, 223 had cast their votes. The former India captain secured 147 votes while Jain polled only 73.

Though there were three candidates for the President’s post, the main contest was between Azharuddin and Jain.

Azharuddin, who played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India between 1985 and 2000, vowed to restore the glory of Hyderabad cricket.

The 56-year-old, who is also a former Member of Parliament, had made an unsuccessful attempt to contest the HCA polls in 2017. The returning officer had rejected his nomination citing the ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in match-fixing.

Though the Andhra Pradesh High Court overturned the ban on Azharuddin in 2012, the BCCI had not officially lifted the ban.

Azharuddin, who had led India in three successive World Cups in 1992, 1996 and 1999, had entered politics before the 2009 Lok Sabha elections by joining the Congress. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Muradabad constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

In 2014, he lost the Lok Sabha polls from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan.

Azharuddin was appointed the working President of Congress’ Telangana unit last year.


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  1. *Greeting!, warm welcome to our Wonder Boy Mohammed Azharuddin as Elected President (HCA) Hyderabad Cricket Association* .

    What is our preparation? Olympic 2020. Almost every Olympic & Asian Games our neighbor Country China won the most Medals. Why not our Country INDIA* .

    Even though India has produced many famous personalities at National and International levels and *very much progress in Cricket and Bollywood* from them India is getting more and more recognization in the World, such like Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammed Azharuddin, Sania Mirza, Amitabh Bachchan, Sharuk Khan, Sunny Deol, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar etc etc and Tomorrow our juniors will take their place and these cycle will go on & on.

    Our famous personalities have Millions of fan following inside and outside India .

    But the Students from Government Schools have not been getting any help or benefits from our Famous Stars , but our Political parties getting such privilege only for own political Vote bank business.

    Why not our elected-Government introduces a network direct interaction in-between the Students from Government Schools with our Public Hero’s (Those are famous in all walks of Life) across the India to get the help from such famous personalities to learn their Physical Fitness, Skills and Experience.

    The gap should be less in-between our (Stars, Sportsmen, Famous Personalities from all walks of Life) and (the Students from Government Schools) to achieve a Healthy and Successful-LIFE for our bright future of INDIA.

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