Former captain of the Indian cricket team Mohammad Azharuddin has also joined the race for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) President. Azharuddin has filed nomination for the post of president. Elections for this will be held on 27 September. Azharuddin had filed his nomination two years ago but was rejected by the Returning Officer on the grounds that he was unable to produce evidence to remove the ban imposed by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in match-fixing. Azhar submitted his nomination papers to former Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath.
Azharuddin said, ‘I want to work on promoting cricket with advice from everyone.
I also want to do something for the development of cricket in the districts. On the other hand, Vikram Mansingh, son of former cricket administrator PR Mansingh, has also filed nomination for the post of vice-president. The nominations have also been filed by Ajmal Asad (secretary post), P Srinivas (joint secretary), G Srinivas (treasurer) and P Anuradha (council member). Sources said the withdrawal of nomination is September 23 after which the election panel will be announced.