Former India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammad-azharuddin/">Mohammad Azharuddin</a> on Thursday confirmed he would contest for the post of president of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) whenever the elections are held. <p></p> <p></p>"Yes. I will be contesting for HCA president post," he told PTI. <p></p> <p></p>Elections are due in HCA. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the HCA, which would be held on July 21, is expected to deliberate the issue. <p></p> <p></p>The former captain's nomination for the post of HCA president was not accepted in 2017 on the ground that he could not produce proof of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci">BCCI</a> lifting the ban imposed on him for his alleged involvement in match-fixing in 2000. <p></p> <p></p>It was also claimed then that there was no clarity on whether he was an eligible voter from the club he had represented. <p></p> <p></p>The stylish right-hander, who represented the country in 99 Tests and 334 one-day internationals, was one of the longest serving Indian captains with the distinction of having led the team in three successive World Cups -- in 1992, 1996 and 1999. <p></p> <p></p>The former Hyderabad batsman forayed into politics and served as Lok Sabha member of Congress from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.