If any proof was needed that the Sports Committee was the supreme body in the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) it came on Sunday. At meeting of secretaries of the 111 clubs affiliated to the DDCA, it was made clear that the Sports Committee would continue to be at the helm and that any other body could only participate in an advisory capacity.
A total of 79 secretaries — approximately the number of votes Sports Committee convenor Vinod Tihara secured in the last election — were present at the meeting.
Earlier this month a meeting was held in DDCA president Arun Jaitley’s residence, to discuss the formation of Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC). There Jaitley supported the formation of the CIC, something many sports committee members were not keen on.
“Everyone is welcome to contribute but just in an advisory capacity,” Tihara said. “The Sports Committee, which is a democratic body, should also have a say in appointing CIC.”
Vinod Katiyal, secretary of Ashok Cricket Club, seconded the opinion to keep the Sports Committee’s authority intact. “We have been working for the last 15 years and we accept that there is scope of improvement,” he said. “But we would not like any body being formed that works parallel to the Sports Committee or has an upper hand.”