Laxman inaugurates the north stand of the HCA stadium in honor of Azharuddin
HYDERABAD: batting legend VVS Laxman on Friday he inaugurated the newly renovated North Stand of the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in honor of the former Indian captain and newly elected Hyderabad Cricket Association President (HCA) Mohammad Azharuddin .
While Laxman cut the thread to mark the opening of the stand, former Indian off-spinner Noel David, Venkatpathy Raju and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj were also present at the occasion.
Speaking about the moment, Azhar said he felt honored.
I feel extremely honored to receive such honor. I have always played the game in true spirit and will strive to develop the game in Hyderabad, Azhar said.
When asked about the efforts needed to organize the first T20I here with such short notice, Azhar said: The day Mumbai showed his reluctance to host the first T20, I told my colleagues that we will do it, whatever happens .
Then I contacted the president of BCCI Sourav Ganguly and officials of the Mumbai Cricket Association and after some conversations managed to convince Hyderabad that he is ready to organize the match.
Azhar said during his tenure that his prerogative would be to carry Hyderabad's cricket forward.
I am here to serve the game that gave me what I am today. I participated in the administration to carry out the Hyderabad cricket and we are ready to organize many more international parties in the future when the BCCI asks us what will happen, he said. .
Hyderabad was supposed to organize the third T20I on December 11, but the BCCI was forced to change the first game of the Mumbai series after the Mumbai police refused to provide security for the match, as it coincided with the Anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid and the Din Din Mahaparinirvan of the Dalit BR Ambedkar icon.