Fight During DDCA AGM, Gautam Gambhir Shares Video; Calls for Dissolution of Delhi Cricket Body

Fight in DDCA’s AGM (Photo Credits: Twitter/ Gautam Gambhir)

An ugly scene was witnessed during the Delhi and District Cricket Association’s (DDCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 29 as the officials present in the assembly got engaged in a physical fight. The bizzare incident irked the former Indian batsman and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir as he shared the video on Twitter and asked the higher authorities involving BCCI’s President Saurav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to dissolve the cricket body immediately. He even asked to impose sanctions or even life ban for the officials who were involved in the fight. Gautam Gambhir Names Inside Edge Web Series Characters in His World XI Team, Leaves Twitterati Puzzled.

“DDCA GOES “ALL OUT”…AND DDCA IS ALL OUT FOR A SHAMEFUL DUCK. Look, how handful of crooks are making mockery of an institution. I’d urge @BCCI @SGanguly99 @JayShah to dissolve @delhi_cricket immediately. Surely, sanctions or even a life ban for those involved” wrote the World Cup-winning cricketer on Twitter while sharing the video of the incidence. Gambhir, who has himself was the captain of Delhi’s state team in domestic cricket, has criticized DDCA on many previous occasions and this time he wants nothing less than the sanction of the body.

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According to IANS, DDCA joint secretary Rajan Manchanda was also one of the office-bearers who were involved the melee which reportedly arose after the members could not agree on the agenda which was passed with unanimously.

The association’s official response which it tweeted out did not mention the fracas at all. “Thank you members. The Board of Directors of the DDCA extends its sincere gratitude and thanks all its esteemed members for having attended the AGM of the Company on a chilly and cold Sunday morning and having extended their wholehearted support and backing the Board’s vision and endeavour to take the Company to greater heights. Warmest regards,” said its statement

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Soon after the drama-filled AGM, the DDCA named Justice Deepak Verma as Ombudsman and announced that the president of the association will be elected by January 13. “We had five points. All were adopted. Yes, we had a few debates, but nothing worth mentioning,” DDCA director Sanjay Bhardwaj told IANS.

It was a fractious AGM where a lot of chaos took centre stage. Joint secretary Rajan Manchanda was allegedly manhandled by Apex Council members.The agenda was also supposedly forced through despite dissent according to sources. While the first two points on the agenda were accounts related, the third had re-appointment of two directors. In the fifth point, the appointment of new Ombudsman was chartered with Justice Deepak Verma tasked to do the job. (With IANS Inputs)


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