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NEW DELHI: Former Indian captain Mohammed Azzaruddin has been nominated as the Congress candidate from Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan.
The former cricketer currently represents Moradabad in the Lok Sabha. Azahr reportedly refused to contest from the same seat this time.
The Congress has also denied ticket from the Pune seat to Suresh Kalmadi because of his hand in the Commonwealth Games scam.
Apart from Azhar, other prominent cricketer being fielded by the Congress is Mohammed Kaif from Phulpur which was once represented by India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.