New Delhi: DDCA president Sneh Prakash Bansal was present during the meeting of the executive committee members with Court-appointed observer Justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal even though it did not go down well with a section of the officials.
Justice Mudgal himself, though steered clear from making any observation about the DDCA officials after his first interaction but his comments were interesting.
"I think I will reserve my comments on that (DDCA officials). I have to work with them," was all that he said.
Bansal, who has had allegations of embezzlement and round tripping of funds against him, has been specifically sidelined with Chetan Chauhan currently being the 'Working President'.
Yet, some of the influential office-bearers were not exactly amused when they saw Bansal entering the meeting premises at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
"Theoretically, being an EC member, he can attend the meeting but if he would have had some shame, he would not have come for the meeting," a senior official said.
The reason that some of the DDCA officials do not want Bansal to come in the forefront is the allegations of misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs 1.5 crore against him and they don't want Justice Mudgal to get any further wrong impression about the association, which is already tainted.
It was learnt that Bansal decided to sit at the back and did not make any comments during the discussion with Justice Mudgal.
Most of the discussions transpired between Justice Mudgal and the two key working members Chetan Chauhan and treasurer Ravinder Manchanda.
Both Chauhan, a former Test opener, and Manchanda are in favour of Justice Mudgal remaining in his capacity as Observer even after the Test match is over as they feel that his presence and guidance will help them pull DDCA out of the mess that it is currently in.
The man in question does not want to "think too far ahead".
Asked, if he would like to stay longer after the Test match, Mudgal said:"I am working under a High Court order and I cannot comment on that (staying after that). Let the match be over. Let me not think too far ahead. If the High Court says, I am obliged to do it."