Hyderabad: Former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin has been elected as the President of the Hyderabad Cricket Association on Friday. Azharuddin (56) emerged victorious with a strong lead of 74 votes. The votes tally read 147-73 in which Prakash Jain finished on the losing side.

Significantly, two years back, Azharuddin’s nomination was cancelled which led to a dramatic war of words between Azhar and G Vivekanand’s factions. Meanwhile, former secretary John Manoj was declared as Vice-President with 136 votes while R Vijayanand of Azharuddin faction is the new secretary of HCA.

Azhar, the former captain, featured in 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India before match-fixing allegations jolted his cricketing career. With this win, Azhar is set to mark his return for a new inning in the cricketing circle.

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