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Ranji ties to be moved to Kotla: DDCA

New Delhi: The Sports Committee of the Delhi and District Cricket Association are all set to shift Delhi’s final two Ranji Trophy encounters against Punjab and Karnataka respectively at the Kotla, even as the Board of Control for Cricket in India chief curator, Daljeet Singh, came to inspect the Roshanara ground on Sunday.

Although Daljeet did not comment on the issue, as per the BCCI guidelines, it is widely believed that the 28-minute stoppage on Saturday might have prompted the BCCI to send him to have a look at the strip.

With the Delhi batsmen on a run-fest, the chief curator should not have too many complaints. But the sports committee, led by Dr Ahmed Tameem, have already issued a written statement expressing their displeasure at the matches not being held at Kotla.

Delhi’s total of 448 for nine on the same track has not changed their stance, which is seen as a three-way ego tussle between the team, selectors and newly-formed sports committee.

“There is a meeting in two days’ time and we would ask the selection committee as to why they have preferred playing at Roshanara when we have an international ground? In all likelihood, the last two home matches will be held at the Kotla,” sports committee member Anil Passi said on the sidelines of the Delhi versus Vidarbha Ranji Trophy game.