Last Update on: July 2nd, 2018 at 03:52 pm
India TV Chairman and Editor-in-chief, Rajat Sharma got elected as the new President of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Monday.
The trendy Rajat Sharma prevails
Rajat declared the winner after the results of the DDCA elections which took place between June 27-30 got announced. Rajat Sharma received a total 1,521 votes (54.40%). He defeated Rakesh Kumar Bansal who eventually got elected as the Vice President with 48.87 votes in his favour.
Among the other members of the DDCA, Vinod Tihara got elected as the Secretary while Om Prakash Sharma is the new treasurer. The Joint Secretary of DDCA is Rajan Manchanda.
Renu Khanna named as the Director Women. Meanwhile, Apurv Jain, Alok Mittal, Nitin Gupta, Shivnandan Sharma, CA Sudhir Kumar Aggarwal were elected, as Directors while Sanjay Bhardwaj announced as the Director First-Class Cricketer.
“I thank all members of DDCA who voted in the elections and reposed their trust in us. I now invite all the members to join hands to bring about transparency in the functioning of DDCA,” Rajat Sharma said.
Rajat Sharma will be serving as a President of DDCA for the next three years. He is a popular face and might well be a significant force in years to come.
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Rajat Sharma promises to bring in transparency
Rajat pledged to bring a sort of transparency and accountability in the association. The statement came after the state association inflicted a 12-0 clean sweep in the DDCA Elections.
The elections which went on for four days saw a total turnaround of 70%. 2,791 DDCA members cast their votes. The eligible number of voters was 3,828.
Directed by Justice Vikramjit Singh, this was the very first time that polls held without much controversies of the proxy voting system. The overlooked India batsman Gautam Gambhir was very happy with the election of Rajat Sharma.
Gautam Gambhir’s statement
“The 12-0 victory of @RajatSharmaLive group is a victory of honest intent over some needless faffing. Over the years, some loudmouths have done nothing for Delhi cricket. I am positive the new administration will take some solid developmental steps,” Gambhir wrote.
Gambhir remains one of the most influential batsmen of India during his playing days. He played two of the greatest knocks in two historic days for India. Gambhir played the match-winning knock of 75 when India won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
The southpaw was at his imperious best during the final of the 2011 World Cup. Apri 2 still will forever remain one of the most special days in the history of Indian cricket. Gambhir has been out of the international radar for a long time now. Ahead of the Indian Premier League, Gauti got elected as the skipper of Delhi Daredevils.
He had previously done a terrific job for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the past. Hence, he was handed over the duties to take over the captaincy role of Delhi.
However, Gambhir stepped down from his post after Delhi started off horrendously. He handed over the captaincy duties to Shreyas Iyer. They did win a few matches, but it wasn’t enough to help them qualify for the playoffs.
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The 12-0 victory of @RajatSharmaLive group is a victory of honest intent over some needless faffing. Over the years, some loud mouths have done nothing for Delhi cricket. I am positive the new administration will take some solid developmental steps.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 2, 2018