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Finally, Bedi gets DDCA’s notice

New Delhi: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has finally sent the notice announcing its elections to former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi. The elections are scheduled to be held on December 30.

“The DDCA had announced its elections sometime back but I did not get any notice despite being a member of the association for many years,” Bedi said on Wednesday. “Finally on Tuesday night, I received the notice. However, I am yet to receive the full list of the electorate.”

Bedi is contesting for the post of president against the present incumbent, Arun Jaitley.

The DDCA elections caught the attention of the cricket circle here after a group of former cricketers, led by Bedi, decided to contest. They are protesting against its poor administration.

Former cricketers - including Akash Lal, Madan Lal, Kirti Azad, Maninder Singh and Gursharan Singh - have joined hands with Bedi.

Bedi also questioned the process of elections in the DDCA, based on proxy votes. He described it as the “root of all ills”. If voted to power, he promised he would do away with the proxy system in the DDCA elections. “We have already taken up this matter with the Corporate Affairs Minister, Sachin Pilot, and shall proceed to seek permission to make necessary changes in the system,” Bedi said.

Though DDCA insiders said the present set of office bearers are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that they retain power, many former players have come forward to support the spin legend.