Hyderabad, Sept.28 (NSS): Newly elected president of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) Mohammad Azaharuddin today called on TRS working president and IT Minister KT Rama Rao.
Later, he informed mediapersons that he made a courtesy call on the minister after he was elected as president of the HCA. He said he sought cooperation from the minister and the State government for development of cricket, he said. He also said he had introduced the new team of the Cricket Association to the minister.
“Now I will focus on development of the cricket by taking support from the State government”, he said, adding that he would soon meet Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and seek his cooperation for the same. Azharuddin also said irrespective of party lines, he will meet all other leaders for development of cricket in the State.
“We can achieve the goal only by working together,” he said. Azharuddin was accompanied by five other office-bearers of HCA, who were elected from his panel in Friday’s elections. With his election as HCA president, Azharuddin will be beginning new innings, nearly two decades after he was banned from playing cricket for his alleged involvement in match fixing.
Though the Andhra Pradesh High Court lifted the ban on him in 2012, it was too late for him to return to the game as a player. Azhar had joined the Congress on the eve of 2009 elections and was elected to Lok Sabha from Moradabad constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He, however, lost the polls from Tonk-Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan in 2014.