Azharuddin to contest in Hyderabad polls

January 10, 2017


Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin is now aiming at the polls of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), for the first time.

Regarding this, he is set to file his nomination for the post of president. Confirming the same, the iconic cricketer said, “I want to serve Hyderabad cricket. It is in the doldrums now, despite the team making it to the Ranji Trophy semi-finals this year. The fact of the matter is that there is no development of the game and there are corruption issues in the HCA. I want to ensure that cricket flourishes in Telangana”.

Mr. Azharuddin emphasized, “My effort is for the betterment of cricket in Telangana. I want the game to come up in the new state. There are many issues that need to be addressed. I have heard stories of nepotism and corruption in selection. In the under-14, six new players are added to the team after every match. This is shocking.”

Speaking about the alleged ill-treatment of talented players, Azhar said, “Hyderabad lost two very good players to Andhra and one went to Bengal. How could the HCA allow them to go and play for other states. Cricket sadly has taken a backseat and that is what I want to change.”

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