For DDCA, quarrel comes before work

The phrase ‘it is a mad, mad world’ holds true when it comes to Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

cricket Updated: Jun 18, 2011 00:36 IST
Shalabh Manocha
Shalabh Manocha
Hindustan Times

The phrase ‘it is a mad, mad world’ holds true when it comes to Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). On Friday evening, when its ad hoc committee met to decide the dates and other details of the hot weather tournament, the real agenda took a back seat as some members of the restrained sports working committee and the club secretaries opposing them got engaged in a quarrel.

Things took an ugly turn when those involved used un-parliamentary language before the chairman of the ad hoc committee, Chetan Chauhan, stepped in to calm tempers.

It all began when club secretary Pramod Jain asked DDCA treasurer Narinder Batra about the records of various club affiliations. Batra told Jain to approach the court for the records. Before this argument was over, another member of the sports working committee, Vijay Bahadur, began an argument with Jain and others leading to abuses being hurled.

Finally, good sense prevailed and some of the important decisions taken at the meeting, which lasted for almost four hours, included increasing the club subsidies from Rs 60,000 to Rs 75,000. The restrained sports working committee however, demanded Rs 1.5 lakhs as subsidy.

The amount for refreshments was also doubled from Rs 1000 to Rs 2000, though it will be applicable from next year.

There was some good news for DDCA umpires and scorers too. The fee for umpires who officiated in non-Ranji Trophy matches was increased from Rs 400 to Rs 600 per match and those who officiated in Ranji games will get Rs 800 per match instead of their earlier fee of Rs 400. The fee for the scorers was increased from Rs 350 to Rs 500.

Another decision taken was that any player who is going to represent the state in U-19 team must have played a minimum of five league matches.

First Published: Jun 18, 2011 00:29 IST