DDCA's 10-day extension plea falls to deaf ears, no response from BCCI
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur had set January 31 as the deadline for DDCA to get the required approvals from various authorities.
New Delhi: The embattled Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Sunday shared that their request for a 10-day extension to get the required NOC for hosting the ICC World T20 matches have failed to invoke enough sympathy from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur had set January 31 as the deadline for DDCA to get the required approvals from various authorities, if Delhi are to host World T20 matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground.
"Yes, Chetan Chauhan had written to the BCCI top office-bearers asking for 10-day xtension in which we would be able to procure all the compliance certificates. However today being last day for the deadline set by BCCI, there has been no response from their end," a senior DDCA official told PTI today.
However, the DDCA officials still feel that feel that no response from BCCI could be because of the fact that both president Shashank Manohar and Thakur are in Dubai for the ICC board meeting.
It can be mentioned that the BCCI on Friday had shifted venue of 2nd T20I between India and Sri Lanka from Delhi to Ranchi after DDCA conceded it will not be able to host the match.
Meanwhile, the MCD engineers will be coming to the Kotla tomorrow to inspect the work being done by the association.