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Azharuddin's nomination for HCA president's post rejected

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Former captain Mohammad Azharuddin's nomination paper for the post of Cricket Association (HCA) president was today rejected by the returning officer.

A source in the HCA said that Azharuddin's application was rejected by returning officer K Rajiv Reddy who was not sure whether the has lifted the ban on him for alleged match-fixing and whether he is a HCA voter or not.

"His (Azharuddin's) nomination paper was rejected by the returning officer on scrutiny. The returning officer wrote to the whether his ban for match fixing has been lifted or not. The did not reply," a source in the HCA said.

Another source, however, said that the returning officer should have written to the Lodha Committee instead of the

There was also the issue of whether Azharuddin is enrolled as a HCA voter or not.

"I am sad and disappointed. I have been cleared by the from all charges," Azharuddin said when asked about the rejection of his nomination.

Azharuddin had filed his nomination for the top post in HCA earlier this week.

Azharuddin, who led in three successive World Cups (1992, 1996, 1999), has been banned for life by the for his alleged involvement in the match-fixing scandal that rocked Indian cricket in 2000.

After a long legal battle, Azharuddin received a favourable order from the Andhra High in 2011, but the is yet to officially lift his ban.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 13:32 IST