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Former India cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin elected as HCA president

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin is making a comeback to cricket world as an administrator, for the cricketer on Friday was elected as the President of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).

Azharuddin played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India from 1985 to 2000. The announcement was made at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Azharuddin defeated his nearest rival Prakash Chand Jain by 74 votes.

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

However, there were three candidates for the post of the President, but the main contest was between Azharuddin and Jain.

The 56-year-old, who is also a former Member of Parliament, vowed to restore the glory of Hyderabad cricket.

IMAGE CREDIT: The Asian Age

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