Match fixing charges: Andhra court says life ban on Azharuddin illegal

Former India captain Mohammad , who had been banned for life by the BCCI following match fixing allegations in the year 2000, has been cleared by the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

updated: November 08, 2012 17:13 IST
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New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday, struck down the life ban imposed on former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) 12 years ago. The cricketer said he was elated with the decision.

The Hyderabadi had challenged the Indian cricket board's decision in the City Civil Court, which upheld the ban. He then moved to high court against the lower court's order, his lawyers arguing that the BCCI imposed the ban without any evidence.

A division bench of the high court set aside the order of a lower court which had upheld the ban. "I am very happy with today's judgement and I won't want to blame anybody. You have to take everything in your stride and move forward. It is all in the fate," he said.

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