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Assurance by Jaitley changed my mind: Sehwag

cricket Updated: Aug 27, 2009 21:48 IST

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After leading a virtual revolt against the DDCA, star batsman Virender Sehwag on Thursday made it clear that he decided to stay with Delhi after being given a categorical assurance that selection malpractices would be brought to an end.

Sehwag, who created a flutter by threatening to quit the Delhi ranji team, said it was his 'moral' duty to clean up the system being the senior most player of the team.

In an interview to PTI, Sehwag said Delhi and District Cricket Association President Arun Jaitley had assured him during his meeting that selectors with "ethics, integrity and spine" will be appointed.

"I am happy to note that Jaitley has stressed on the need to have selectors with ethics, integrity and spine. Following this resolve, I am sure that those on the fringe and aspiring to play for the Delhi can now hope for a fair deal," Sehwag said.

"I would like to reiterate that I would love to continue to serve Delhi cricket in the improved environment," he said.

The swashbuckling batsman said being a senior player he felt "morally bound" to set things in order as the malpractices in DDCA were required to be addressed without delay.

"It has been a matter of great pride to be part of the cricketing legacy of the Capital. That's why, I felt most hurt unfair practices creep in the selection matters and the voices of deserving names were not heard," Sehwag said.