Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. Credits: Twitter

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has slammed Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) once again after their office-bearers were involved in an horrific fight during the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday. The video of the bizarre incident has been going viral all over the internet as fans and cricketers are busy blasting the officials.

During the meeting, punches were thrown at each other by the dignitaries as the audience watched on in absolute shock. In the video, DDCA joint-secretary Rajan Manchanda can be seen as being involved in fighting with other office-bearers of the governing body. According to media reports, the fight erupted after the members couldn’t agree on a particular agenda which was passed without unanimity. But the main reason behind the fight is still not clear.

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Following the incident, Gautam Gambhir did not waste any time in slamming the DDCA. The legendary cricketer urged BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to impose sanctions or life bans on the officials involved in the scuffle. Not only that, Gautam Gambhir also asked the board to dissolve the DDCA altogether.

“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,” Gautam Gambhir tweeted on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in an official release after the meeting, DDCA stated that all the members unanimously “passed the resolutions and agendas”. However, according to India Today, the AGM had its share of drama. As per the news outlet, 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.