New Delhi: A host of former cricketers, led by Bishan Singh Bedi, has decided to stage a two-day dharna outside the Kotla from Monday to protest against corruption and misuse of proxy votes in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
The DDCA elections are scheduled on Monday at the Kotla premises. Bedi is contesting for the post of president. He is pitted against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice president, SP Bansal, who enjoys the backing of outgoing president and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) heavyweight Arun Jaitley.
“I along with Akash Lal, Madan Lal, Kirti Azad and Surinder Khanna would sit on a peaceful dharna at Kotla on December 30 and 31 to protest against the misuse of proxy votes and rampant corruption in DDCA,” said Bedi.
The group led by Bedi had been campaigning against the proxy vote system in DDCA for a long time, calling it the root of all ills. “We have a slender chance of winning because the other group has the majority of proxy votes in their possession,” complained a member of the Bedi panel.
The dharna by Bedi and his supporters is definitely going to be a cause of embarrassment for DDCA. Apart from having the elections, the crucial Ranji Trophy tie between Delhi and Karnataka would also start on Monday at the Kotla.