Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Credits: BCCI)

With the Delhi and District Cricket Associations (DDCA) in turmoil once again, Gautam Gambhir is being tipped by many to take over as its president. According to media reports, the members of the DDCA want Gautam Gambhir to take charge after Rajat Sharma’s surprising resignation. Gautam Gambhir is rated highly inside DDCA.

The former cricketer is one of the biggest names to have represented Delhi in international cricket. He is one of the finest openers to have played for India. The World Cup-winner has also proved himself as captain by leading Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles. Gautam Gambhir now also has the experience of administration after entering politics. Earlier this year, he won in the general election from East Delhi.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. Credits: Twitter

Rules against Gautam Gambhir:

While Gautam Gambhir could have been the right man to pull DDCA out of the current muddle, he is not eligible to take over as the president. The DDCA, on Monday,  sought time till the state assembly polls in February to conduct election for the post of its president. The association also made it clear that Gautam Gambhir would not be eligible to contest for president’s post as per Lodha recommendations.

“Ombudsman Deepak Verma will be requested to give some extension to conduct election for president’s post. Election is slated for January end but a request will be put that it is held after Delhi’s assembly election in February,” DDCA general secretary Vinod Tihara qas quoted as saying by India Today.

Talking about Gambhir’s candidature for the post left vacant by Rajat Sharma’s resignation, Tihara said: “He is welcome to serve Delhi cricket but he can be president only when he leaves MP’s post.”

Tihara also promised “strict action against miscreants” who indulged in vandalism during the controversy-plagued body’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday. During the meeting, ruling group’s joint secretary Rajan Manchanda was slapped by opposition’s Maqsood Alam. Tihara promised prompt action, saying that officials of the state body, who were involved in the fracas, will be brought to book within a week.

“Within a week appropriate action will be taken against all miscreants involved in DDCA AGM fracas,” Tihara said.

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