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Rajat Sharma resigns as Delhi cricket board president

He cites ‘various pulls and pressures’ in the organisation
Rajat Sharma

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 16.11.19, 06:00 AM

Journalist Rajat Sharma on Saturday resigned as president of the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), citing his inability to continue amid “various pulls and pressures” within the organisation.

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

“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,” Sharma said in a statement.

“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,” it added.

Sharma had joined cricket administration after receiving active backing from 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 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,” the statement 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,” it added.


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