Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday made another foray into the worlds of cricket and politics when he filed his nomination for the post of president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association.
The post fell vacant after incumbent Arshad Ayub, a former India player himself, had to relinquish his post following the Supreme Court verdict on Lodha Committee reforms. Azhar, one of Indian cricket's longest serving captains, was banned for life by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in the match-fixing scandal that was unearthed in 2000.
Azhar fought the decision in the Andhra Pradesh High Court and got a favorable decision in 2011. However, the BCCI never officially lifted the ban.