Gautam Gambhir demanded bans for DDCA officials, who were involved in fracas during its AGM (Photo Credit: Screen grab from video)
Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) officials engaged in a fist fight during the state cricket body's annual general meeting on Sunday. A DDCA release stated that all the members unanimously "passed the resolutions and agendas" but sources told PTI that the AGM had its share of drama. Blows were exchanged and ruling group's joint secretary Rajan Manchanda was slapped by opposition's Maqsood Alam during the meeting.
A source said the AGM was "disrupted by supporters of general secretary Vinod Tihara after resolution 3, 4 and removal of its Ombudsman Justice (Retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed was defeated by almost 75 percent" of the members.
The DDCA appointed Justice (Retd) Deepak Verma as its new Ombudsman replacing Badar, only a day after the latter asked DDCA members to exercise restraint. It was on Badar's suggestion, that the proceedings at the AGM were video recorded.
"The supporters of Vinod Tihara also manhandled MLA Shri Om Prakash Sharma and the attendance register was also snatched," the source added.
#WATCH: A scuffle broke out during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) today, where members were protesting against the removal of Justice (Retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed. BJP MLA OP Sharma was also manhandled. pic.twitter.com/WGcWlVjE7h— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2019
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday urged the BCCI to "dissolve" Delhi and District Cricket Association. He also tweeted a video of the incident and demanded bans for officials of the state body, who were involved in fracas during its Annual General Meeting.
Gambhir, a BJP Member of Parliament, described the incident during the AGM as "shameful".
"DDCA GOES "ALL OUT" ...AND DDCA IS ALL OUT FOR A SHAMEFUL DUCK. Look, how handful of crooks are making mockery of an institution. I'd urge @BCCI @SGanguly99 @JayShah to dissolve @delhi_cricket immediately. Surely, sanctions or even a life ban for those involved," Gambhir tweeted.