Former Indian Captain Mohd Azharuddin filed nomination papers for the post of Hyderabad Cricket Association President.
After Supreme Court verdict on the Lodha Committee reforms, The post fell vacant .Arshad Ayub had to relinquish his post.
Azhar is not a voter in HCA but maintained that he has the right to contest the elections in the wake of the Lodha Committee reforms. Azhar alleged corruption in HCA, he held HCA office bearers for corruption .
Azhar was banned for life by the BCCI in alleged the match-fixing scandal in 2000. But the Andhra Pradesh High Court struck down the board’s decision terming it illegal, in 2012. However, the BCCI officially did not lift the ban on Azhar.