‘Can’t Compromise My Principles’, Rajat Sharma

Rajat Sharma resigned from the President post of Delhi & District Cricket Association


NEW DELHI| On Saturday Senior Journalist Rajat Sharma resigned from the post of President of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Rajat Sharma stated administration is full of ‘pulls and pressure’ which cannot be tolerated.

The short term of 20 months served by Rajat Sharma gave a clear picture of his public differences with general secretary Vinod Tihara, who enjoys a fair amount of support base in the organisation.

Sharma wrote in his statement that, “The cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time. I feel that vested interests are always actively working against the interest of cricket”.

“It seems that it may not be possible to carry on in DDCA with my principles of integrity, honesty and transparency, which I am not willing to compromise at any cost,” he added.

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Sharma had joined cricket administration after receiving active backing from former finance minister late Arun Jaitley. Many DDCA insiders believe that Sharma lost ground once Jaitley was no more as the late former finance minister was the binding force for all the different factions.

“In my endeavour, though I faced many roadblocks, opposition and oppression, just to keep me from discharging my duties in fair and transparent,” Sharma said.

“That’s why I have decided to call it a day and hereby tender my resignation to the Apex Council from the post of President, DDCA with immediate effect,” he added.


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