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Rajat Sharma resigns as DDCA president

Source: PTI
November 16, 2019 11:44 IST

'The cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time.'

(From left), DDCA president Rajat Sharma, cricketers Navdeep Saini, Virat Kohli,Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant during a function to rename Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to Arun Jaitley Stadium

IMAGE: (From left), DDCA president Rajat Sharma, cricketers Navdeep Saini, Virat Kohli,Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant during a function to rename Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to Arun Jaitley stadium. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI

Senior journalist Rajat Sharma resigned as president of the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association, on Saturday, citing his inability to continue amidst "various pulls and pressures" within the organisation.

 

Sharma's nearly 20-month tenure was a tumultuous one with his public differences with general secretary Vinod Tihara, who enjoys a fair amount of support base in the organisation.

"The cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time. I feel that vested interests are always actively working against the interest of cricket," read a statement from Sharma.

"It seems that it may not be possible to carry on in DDCA with my principles of integrity, honesty and transparency, which I am not willing to compromise at any cost," he added.

Sharma joined cricket administration after receiving active backing from late former finance minister Arun Jaitley.

Many DDCA insiders believe that Sharma lost ground once Jaitley was no more, as the late former finance minister was the binding force for all the different factions.

"In my endeavour though I faced many road blocks, opposition and oppression, just to keep me from discharging my duties in fair and transparent," Sharma said.

"That's why I have decided to call it a day and hereby tender my resignation to the Apex Council from the post of President, DDCA with immediate effect," he added.

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