Squabbles within the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) took an unlikely turn on Thursday when the nameplate of its president, Arun Jaitley, was removed from the door of his office room.
While the DDCA executive committee meeting was on, the treasurer, Narinder Batra, got the nameplate removed and demanded a separate office room for Jaitley.
Jaitley currently shares the room with a senior DDCA official and Batra is reported to have said that a lot of “uncivil” acts, like drinking among other things, take place in the room in Jaitley's absence.
Although Batra refused to comment on the issue and said he is not authorised to speak, sources said that he insisted that since Jaitley belongs to the BJP, his name could easily be sullied by DDCA members belonging to the Congress.
Threat from rivals
“Batra’s contention was that there are people, including the sports secretary, who have Congress leanings and they can sully Jaitley’s name as he rarely attends office where indecent activities take place in his absence,” said an official on condition of anonymity.
The office of the DDCA, however, tried to cover up the incident saying that the nameplate had been sent for repair.