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Out of the darkness of apartheid: The 1991 match where South Africa returned to international cricket, and won Kolkata's heart
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Out of the darkness of apartheid: The 1991 match where South Africa returned to international cricket, and won Kolkata's heart

It made sense for India, which had been at the forefront of the anti-apartheid movement, to lead the way in helping a future multi-racial South Africa emerge from the darkness of apartheid.

Ex-India captain Mohammad Azharuddin says he ‘really doesn’t know’ why BCCI banned him for life
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Ex-India captain Mohammad Azharuddin says he ‘really doesn’t know’ why BCCI banned him for life

In December 2000, Azharuddin was handed a life ban by the BCCI for his involvement in match-fixing, which was ultimately revoked by the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2012.

'Timing it like old times': Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin turns back the clock in new Twitter video
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'Timing it like old times': Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin turns back the clock in new Twitter video

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin refreshed the memories of his fans through his latest post on social media where he is seen playing some of his trademark shots.

Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev pledge support to ICA's initiative to provide financial aid to needy former cricketers
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Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev pledge support to ICA's initiative to provide financial aid to needy former cricketers

As many as 1750 former cricketers are registered with the ICA, India's first-ever players' association which came into being last year.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mohammad Azharuddin joins ICA's initiative to support former players during lockdown, pledges to donate Rs 10 lakh
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Mohammad Azharuddin joins ICA's initiative to support former players during lockdown, pledges to donate Rs 10 lakh

The Indian Cricketers Association (ICA) has raised Rs 24 lakh to help around 30 former players who are in dire need of funds amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown, a drive that has also found support from former captain Mohammed Azharuddin.

I have tried to mould my game to match Sachin Tendulkar's style, says Pakistan opener Abid Ali
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I have tried to mould my game to match Sachin Tendulkar's style, says Pakistan opener Abid Ali

Pakistan's in-form opener Abid Ali says Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar inspires him and his style of play is heavily influenced by the record-breaking icon from across the border.

VVS Laxman inaugurates Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium's North Stand in honour of Mohammad Azharuddin
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VVS Laxman inaugurates Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium's North Stand in honour of Mohammad Azharuddin

While Laxman cut the thread to mark the opening of the stand, former India off-spinner Noel David, Venkatpathy Raju and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj were also present on the occasion.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Yohan Blake says athletics has changed a lot since Usain Bolt's retirement
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Yohan Blake says athletics has changed a lot since Usain Bolt's retirement

Blake lashed out at World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe for removing four events, including the 200m race from next year's Diamond League.

Ambati Rayudu advises Mohammad Azharuddin to 'clean up' Hyderabad cricket in response to being called a 'frustrated cricketer'
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Ambati Rayudu advises Mohammad Azharuddin to 'clean up' Hyderabad cricket in response to being called a 'frustrated cricketer'

Ambati Rayudu on Sunday hit back at former India captain and HCA president Mohammed Azharuddin for calling him a "frustrated cricketer" and asked him to 'clean up' Hyderabad cricket and "save generations of future cricketers."

Ambati Rayudu slams Hyderabad Cricket Association for 'rampant corruption', urges state government to intervene
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Ambati Rayudu slams Hyderabad Cricket Association for 'rampant corruption', urges state government to intervene

India batsman Ambati Rayudu on Saturday appealed to KT Rama Rao, Telangana's Minister for Industry and Municipal Administration to look into "rampant corruption" in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).

India vs West Indies: Mumbai and Hyderabad swap dates of T20Is, says report
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India vs West Indies: Mumbai and Hyderabad swap dates of T20Is, says report

The BCCI on Friday swapped the dates of India's T20 Internationals against West Indies with Mumbai hosting the third game on 11 December and the 6 December opener going to Hyderabad.

Sania Mirza's sister Anam set to tie the knot with Mohammad Azharuddin's son Asaduddin in December, says report
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Sania Mirza's sister Anam set to tie the knot with Mohammad Azharuddin's son Asaduddin in December, says report

In March, Sania, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, had uploaded a picture of her with Asaduddin, captioning it as 'Family'.

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin elected Hyderabad Cricket Association president
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Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin elected Hyderabad Cricket Association president

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin was on Friday elected President of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), life coming full circle for the man who was once indicted for match-fixing and banned for life from playing.

Mohammad Azharuddin files nomination for Hyderabad Cricket Association president's post
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Mohammad Azharuddin files nomination for Hyderabad Cricket Association president's post

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has filed his nomination for the president's post in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) which will hold its elections on 27 September.

Mohammad Azharuddin says selectors need to speak to MS Dhoni about his future plans
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Mohammad Azharuddin says selectors need to speak to MS Dhoni about his future plans

Speculations were rife that the two-time World Cup winning captain will announce his retirement from international cricket after India's painful 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India should try Ravindra Jadeja against Sri Lanka to add muscle in middle-order, says Mohammad Azharuddin
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India should try Ravindra Jadeja against Sri Lanka to add muscle in middle-order, says Mohammad Azharuddin

Azhar suggested that Jadeja, who is yet to feature at the World Cup, would be a useful addition with his left-arm spin and powerful batting.

Mohammad Azharuddin's bell-ringing ceremony, Indian cricket authorities' attempt at reforming tarnished image
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Mohammad Azharuddin's bell-ringing ceremony, Indian cricket authorities' attempt at reforming tarnished image

What this would mean for the image of Indian cricket or impact on young, aspiring cricketers can only be a matter of conjecture. The moot point is, Azharuddin, the high profile cricketer, is a lot more accepted within the BCCI fold these days than he was 10 years ago.

Gautam Gambhir slams BCCI, CoA and CAB for allowing Mohammad Azharuddin to ring bell at Eden Gardens
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Gautam Gambhir slams BCCI, CoA and CAB for allowing Mohammad Azharuddin to ring bell at Eden Gardens

Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter to express his displeasure at Mohammad Azharuddin ringing the bell at Eden Gardens ahead of first T20I between India and Windies.

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin says Kolkata's Eden Gardens holds a special place in his heart
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Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin says Kolkata's Eden Gardens holds a special place in his heart

Eden Gardens forever holds a special place in former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin's heart where he has had a few memorable performances including a debut hundred in 1984-85 and match saving one in 1993.

Ajit Wadekar passes away: Cricketing fraternity mourns demise of 'shrewd and tough' stalwart of game on Twitter
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Ajit Wadekar passes away: Cricketing fraternity mourns demise of 'shrewd and tough' stalwart of game on Twitter

Twitter was flooded with tributes from the cricketing fraternity after former India captain Ajit Wadekar passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness.