Bishan Singh Bedi and team thrashed in DDCA polls
Expectedly, the incumbent Sneh Prakash Bansal Group outproxied a group of cricketers led by Bishan Singh Bedi in the DDCA election
Expectedly, the incumbent Sneh Prakash Bansal Group outproxied a group of cricketers led by Bishan Singh Bedi in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) election here yesterday.
Bansal, a confidant of outgoing president Arun Jaitley, succeeded him, defeating Bedi by an overwhelming 3433 to 285 out of a total 4300 votes. Jaitley did not seek re-election citing his political commitments in the year of General Election in 2014.
The disparity in the results reaffirmed the clout of the Bansal faction in the DDCA.
The result was a foregone conclusion and it did not come as a surprise to even Bedi’s group which had former Delhi captains and India cricketers Kirti Azad, Madan Lal and Surinder Khanna. They contested the election on the plank of corruption, accusing the ruling group of gross mismanagement and promoting proxy culture. They even staged a protest dharna outside the Feroz Shah Kotla yesterday.
Chander Kishore Khanna, Chetan Chauhan and Ganga Parshad Gupta were elected as vice-presidents at the DDCA’s AGM. The other top office-bearers elected were Anil Khanna (secretary), Sunil Dev (sports secretary), Sunil Kumar Jain (club secretary) and Ravinder Manchanda (treasurer).
Former Delhi High Court Judge S.K. Mahajan was the chief election officer.
“The result shows that that we have done good work,” Bansal told IANS.