DDCA cricket director withdraws complaint against president
In a message accessed by Hindustan Times, Bharadwaj wrote to the ombudsman and said that he was withdrawing his complaint regarding the appointments in the cricket committee as president Rajat Sharma has promised him fair selection keeping the new BCCI constitution in mind.Updated: Aug 31, 2018 23:31 IST
Delhi & District Cricket Association’s (DDCA) cricket director Sanjay Bharadwaj has withdrawn his complaint to DDCA ombudsman Justice (Retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed with regards to the formation of the cricket committee. Bhardwaj had objected to the manner in which certain former cricketers had been included in the panel by the new administration headed by president Rajat Sharma.
But with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators making it clear to all the state associations that their new constitutions have to mirror the newly registered constitution of the BCCI, the DDCA will now have to re-look at all past appointment. This has led to Bharadwaj withdrawing his complaint to the DDCA ombudsman.
In a message accessed by Hindustan Times, Bharadwaj wrote to the ombudsman and said that he was withdrawing his complaint regarding the appointments in the cricket committee as president Rajat Sharma has promised him fair selection keeping the new BCCI constitution in mind.
“With reference to my complaint/petition dated 4th August 2018 against violation of conflict of interest, with regards to formation of cricket committee, I would like to withdraw my complaint/petition after getting an assurance from my respected President/DDCA that he will incorporate the new constitution adopted by BCCI in tune with Lodha committee recommendations in toto,” he wrote.
Earlier, speaking to Hindustan Times, Bharadwaj had said that he had ended his hunger strike after the president had promised to get the new constitution in place within the next 15 days and also ensured that there will be clarity in decision-making in the future to avoid any miscommunication.
“I am glad that the president has taken note of the problems and came and met me. He has promised me that the new constitution will be drafted as per the SC judgement and it will be done in the next 10-15 days. Future appointments will be based on the proposals of the Lodha panel that have been approved by the SC. The president also asked me to get in touch with him directly in the future so that there is no miscommunication,” he had said.
First Published: Aug 31, 2018 20:17 IST