Thursday 8 November 2012 

Andhra High Court Lifts Life Ban On Azharuddin

Andhra High Court Lifts Life Ban On Azharuddin
Indian High Court Lifts Life Ban On Azharuddin
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Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has had his life ban from playing cricket lifted by a High Court in Andhra Pradesh.

Azharuddin, now 49, played 99 Tests and 334 One-Day Internationals but was found guilty of match-fixing during an investigation in 2000, which also implicated team-mates Ajay Jadeja, Manoj Prabhakar and Ajay Sharma.

He was banned for life by the Indian board (BCCI) and although this ban was lifted in 2006, his life ban has not been rescinded by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The court ruled that this ban is illegal and was lifted accordingly, the court ruling it 'unsustainable'.

During his career, he scored 6,215 Test runs at an average of 45.03 and 9,378 ODI runs with 29 centuries in international cricket.

Since his life ban, he has moved into politics, and he is a current member of parliament for Uttar Pradesh.

© Cricket World 2012

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