Written by Nihal Koshie
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Up to date: July 5, 2020 12:20:21 am

Rohan Jaitley, son of former union minister the late Arun Jaitley (Twitter/RohanJaitley)
Rohan Jaitley, son of former union minister the late Arun Jaitley, stated he’s “not averse to the idea” of contesting for the publish of president of the Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA). Arun Jaitley was DDCA president for over a decade until 2013 and the primary stadium within the capital, which hosts worldwide matches, is called after him.
“I have had a lot of people across the board who have come and met me and discussed various things. I have been requested to do it (contest for the president’s post). I have told them that I will keep it in mind certainly, but let the electoral process start. My intention is the welfare of the association. It should be brought back to the glory days. At the appropriate time, I will convey whatever my decision is. I am not averse to the idea,” Rohan advised The Sunday Specific.
Over the previous month, numerous teams inside DDCA have been calling on Rohan, who’s a lawyer, and have claimed that he has agreed to contest for the publish of DDCA president.
On Saturday, DDCA secretary Vinod Tihara stated: “Looking at the mess in the DDCA, we need someone who can unite all groups and someone who everyone will respect and listen to for guidance. If Rohan Jaitley decides to contest for the president’s post of the DDCA, I think he will be a unanimous candidate. The contest will be for the other five posts in the DDCA. According to me, Rohan Jaitley is the best person to lead the DDCA and run the association smoothy.”
DDCA joint secretary Rajan Manchanda, who has a operating feud with Tihara for the reason that annual basic physique assembly in December, was additionally in favour of Jaitley’s potential candidature.
“What we are aiming for is to ensure that Rohan Jaitley is elected unopposed and it is a unanimous decision. A majority of the members are ready to support him. If other groups within DDCA are supporting him, it will be beneficial for the association,” Manchanda stated.
On June 17, the Delhi Excessive Courtroom had directed the DDCA to carry elections inside six weeks.
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“At this stage, the parties have agreed that for the moment, the amicable way forward would be that the order of the learned Ombudsman directing holding of an election for the post of President, Treasurer and four Directors of DDCA be implemented in right earnest. A returning officer has been appointed. The parties agree that the elections should be held as soon as possible… Let the elections be held within six weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this order,” the court docket order learn.
Final week, Tihara had written to the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) to launch funds as a result of state cricket unit with a view to make excellent funds to cricketers, coaches, selectors, umpires, scorers and golf equipment. “The BCCI has released annual subsidies to other state associations in the month of Feb-March 2020 except the DDCA… According to a rough estimate, the BCCI owes DDCA around Rs 150 crore towards pending annual subsidy grant,” Tihara wrote.
The DDCA has been within the information for authorized payments, which has run into crores of rupees. These attorneys have represented numerous factions and the state cricket affiliation in court docket. On the identical time, the DDCA didn’t launch the cash to the teaching employees and assist employees. Through the AGM in December, DDCA office-bearers got here to blows over variations.
In November, tv journalist Rajat Sharma resigned as DDCA president citing his incapability to proceed due to the “various pulls and pressures” throughout the organisation. “Cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time. I feel vested interests are always actively working against the interest of cricket. That is why I have decided to call it a day and hereby tender my resignation,” Sharma had stated.
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