Ombudsman Allows Rajat Sharma to Quit as DDCA President

New Delhi: The Delhi and Districts Cricket Affiliation ombudsman Justice (Retd) Badar Durrez Ahmed on Friday accepted senior journalist Rajat Sharma’s resignation from the place of DDCA President, practically a fortnight after placing a keep on it.

Sharma had resigned on November 16, citing “varied pulls and pressures” throughout the organisation.” His resignation was stayed by Ahmed a day later however has lastly been accepted after a contemporary request from the media persona.

“I wrote to him within the morning and instructed him to alleviate me of my duties,” Sharma instructed PTI.

In his letter to Ahmed, Sharma acknowledged that he couldn’t proceed in an organisation, which is in a “chaotic” state.

“I resigned on November 16 from submit of President DDCA for the explanations acknowledged within the letter. I nevertheless continued to honour the instructions of the ombudsman and later reiterated by the Excessive Courtroom. Nonetheless, the state of affairs in DDCA is totally chaotic and I discover it unattainable to proceed any additional as President,” he wrote.

Sharma’s practically 20-month tenure was a tumultuous one marred by public variations with basic secretary Vinod Tihara, who enjoys a good quantity of help base within the organisation.

Tihara received the DDCA elections contesting for Sharma’s group however had a fallout with the president inside a couple of weeks on varied cricket and administration-related points. It included allegations that Tihara tried to manage recruitment course of within the DDCA with out following protocol.

Tihara was then suspended by the chief committee on disciplinary grounds which he subsequently challenged within the Delhi Excessive Courtroom.

“I discover it unattainable to work with individuals who haven’t any respect for the Ombudsman or the Excessive Courtroom or the structure,” Sharma wrote in his letter to Ahmed.

Inside hours of Sharma’s resignation on November 16, CEO Ravi Chopra additionally put in his papers.

The 2-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sunil Valson and Yashpal Sharma, too tendered resignation.

A day later, Ahmed ordered Sharma to proceed and stopped suspended basic secretary Tihara’s reinstatement.

“It’s clear that Rajat sharma has expressed his need to not proceed as President of DDCA. This complete controversy surrounding his resignation doesn’t survive any extra,” Ahmed mentioned on Friday.

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