Mohammad Azharuddin was on Friday elected President of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), the former India captain's life coming full circle years after being indicted for match-fixing and banned forever from playing. The stylish batsman of yesteryears polled 173 votes while his opponent Prakash Chand Jain got 73 votes.
His entire panel won their respective contests. The victory marks his official entry into cricket administration two years after his nomination was rejected on technical grounds. He vowed to work for the welfare of his association. "If there is progress in cricket, there will be progress in association. If association is healthy, every person will be happy.The association had not been healthy for the last three. Now, it is all clear and we will move ahead," Azharuddin said.