Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Thursday showed his interest for the post of president of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), saying he would contest for the post whenever the elections are held.

“Yes, I will be contesting for HCA president post,” the 56-year-old told PTI.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the HCA, which would be held on 21 July, is expected to deliberate the issue.

Notably, the former captain’s nomination for the post of HCA president was not accepted in 2017 on the ground that he failed to produce proof of BCCI lifting the ban imposed on him for his alleged involvement in match-fixing in 2000. It was also claimed then that there was no clarity on whether he was an eligible voter from the club he had represented.

The elegant middle-order batsman represented the nation in 99 Tests and 334 one-day internationals and 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. The stylish right-hander scored 9,378 runs and 6,215 runs in ODIs and Tests, respectively. In tests, Azhar has 22 centuries against his name.

The former Hyderabad batsman forayed into politics and served as Lok Sabha member of Congress from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh.

(With inputs from PTI)