DDCA director writes to ombudsman on battle of curiosity

 

By: Express News Service |
Revealed: August 12, 2018 2:16:24 am


Virender Sehwag, Virender Sehwag KXIP, KXIP Virender Sehwag, IPL 2018, Indian Premier League, sports news, cricket, Indian Express The DDCA director has additionally alleged in his letter that Sehwag is an professional on India TV, a channel of which DDCA president Rajat Sharma is the editor-in-chief. (Supply: Categorical Archive)

The Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation’s (DDCA) director (cricket) Sanjay Bhardwaj has written to the ombudsman/ethics officer justice (retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed alleging that appointment of members of the Cricket Enchancment Committee (CIC) and selectors was in violation of Battle of Curiosity norms.

In his letter to the DDCA ombudsman, Bhardwaj has alleged that former India opener Virender Sehwag, who’s a part of the three-member CIC, runs cricket academies and that Sehwag can also be the cricket operations chief of IPL workforce Kings XI Punjab.

The DDCA director has additionally alleged in his letter that Sehwag is an professional on India TV, a channel of which DDCA president Rajat Sharma is the editor-in-chief. The DDCA director additionally questioned the appointment of former Delhi all-rounder Mayank Tehlan to the junior choice committee. Tehlan, in keeping with Bhardwaj, is the cousin of Sehwag. The CIC picked the senior and junior choice committees of the DDCA.

Bhardwaj has additionally written to the ombudsman stating that the appointments of each Aakash Chopra and Rahul Sanghvi, former cricketers, are in violation of battle of curiosity norms. Chopra runs cricket academies, whereas Sanghvi is engaged with Mumbai Indians (workforce supervisor), Bhardwaj’s letter states.

Opener Gautam Gambhir, who’s an lively cricketer can also be a particular invitee to the committee, Bhardwaj mentioned throughout a media interplay on Saturday.

The DDCA director additionally alleged that chairman of the senior choice of the DDCA Amit Bhandari and member of the committee Sukhwinder Singh, each run cricket academies and fall foul of the battle of curiosity norms.

“I wrote to the ombudsman a week ago but I have not got a reply yet,” Bhardwaj mentioned.

Within the letter to the ombudsman, the DDCA director said: “In my capacity as the elected director, I now bring before you the abject violation of Conflict of Interest norms by the executive committee of the DDCA ignoring the conflict of interest norms specially laid down by the High Court and Supreme Court. The cricket committee has been picked unilaterally and undemocratically by the DDCA president.”

DDCA president’s counter
On Friday, 12 members of the chief committee of the DDCA, together with president Sharma issued a press release which mentioned that ‘the voice of dissent is a result of vested interests and personal favours not being allowed by the president and the executive committee.’

“Certain negative elements with vested interests in the DDCA are trying to spread lies about our executive committee and making futile efforts of showing rifts within the executive,” the assertion mentioned, including that steps taken for the betterment of cricket included, appointment of the CIC, ombudsman and ethics officer and professionals, together with a CEO, CFO and COO.

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