Sharma takes DDCA battle to Lt Governor’s court

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Rajat Sharma in the battle of supremacy in the Delhi and District Cricket Association has reached out the Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal along with the Government-appointed directors.

Rajat Sharma might have tendered his resignation as the Delhi and District Cricket Association president, the “rivals” might not just be ready to let him in again, or the cricket might be suffering unprecedented neglect in the capital, but his fight for the chair of power in the Delhi cricket is getting intense by the day.

Having lost in numbers game, the veteran journalist has found a “mandate” from the DDCA ombudsman Justice (Retd) Badar Durrez Ahmad. He has withdrawn the resignation, which the rivals claimed was not permissible constitutionally.

As the house in the DDCA stands divided, Sharma has met the Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal. He, accompanied by government-nominated directors had apprised the LG of the recent developments in the DDCA.

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Sharma along with the DDCA directors also presented Baijal with a cheque of ₹10 lakhs on behalf of DDCA to be given to the Delhi Police for its Martyr’s Fund.

Sharma had resigned from his post on Saturday, citing his inability to continue amidst “various pulls and pressures”. He was, however, reinstated by DDCA ombudsman Justice (Retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed on Sunday, besides fixing November 27 to formally hear the matter.

The decision didn’t go down well with the Apex Council with nine out of 16 members on Tuesday questioning the Ombudsman’s role.

During the meeting, the Lt Governor gave a patient hearing to the matter, which included the circumstances in which Sharma had to resign, the details of order dated 17.11.2019 passed by DDCA Ombudsman, open defiance of the orders and authority of the Ombudsman by certain members.

DDCA’ government-nominated directors Rajan Tiwari and RP Singh also briefed Baijal about the conduct and activities of certain members of the Apex council and why they decided to write to Ombudsman to take back the resignation of Sharma.

The Lt Governor was also made aware of the Ombudsman hearing on November 27.

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