After Rajat Sharma’s resignation as DDCA President, CEO and CAC Also Put in Papers :- On Saturday, the senior journalist Rajat Sharma resigned from the post of president of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), just 20 months after taking over the position, citing his inability to continue amidst “various pulls and pressures” within the organisation.
Rajat Sharma’s resignation as DDCA President
Rajat also took to Twitter this morning to confirm the same. He tweeted, “Today I have tendered my resignation from the post of President, DDCA and has sent it to the Apex Council. I thank all of you for your overwhelming support, respect, and affection during my tenure. My best wishes to Delhi Cricket.”
He said in a statement, “The cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time. I feel that vested interests are always actively working against the interest of cricket. It seems that it may not be possible to carry on in DDCA with my principles of integrity, honesty, and transparency, which I am not willing to compromise at any cost.”
Sharma had joined cricket administration after receiving active backing from former finance minister late Arun Jaitley. Many DDCA insiders believe that Sharma lost ground once Jaitley was no more as the late former finance minister was the binding force for all the different factions.
Within hours of Sharma’s resignation, CEO Ravi Chopra also put in his papers. The two-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sunil Valson and Yashpal Sharma also tendered resignation.
Sharma said, “In my endeavour though I faced many roadblocks, opposition and oppression, just to keep me from discharging my duties in fair and transparent. That’s why I have decided to call it a day and hereby tender my resignation to the Apex Council from the post of President, DDCA with immediate effect.”