The ongoing fiasco at the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday deepened further as the senior most player Gautam Gambhir kept himself away from the Ranji Trophy probables camp which started at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground yesterday.
Amidst chaos and confusion, the Delhi Ranji Trophy probables started their training at the Feroz Shah Kotla with captain Gautam Gambhir taking charge of the nets even as DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan seemed to have softened his stance on former India left-hander.
Mired in one controversy after another, the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) on Saturday hit a new low after three top officials gave three separate probables list with one naming Gautam Gambhir as captain while another faction naming Madan Lal as 'mentor'.
According to a report in DNA, Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India of its its inability to host the South Africa's warm-up T20 match at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan on Thursday said they want Virender Sehwag to continue playing for the Delhi team, pleading ignorance that the opener was considering a switch for the upcoming domestic season.
Under attack for India's shock defeat in the ODI series against Bangladesh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has offered to step down from captaincy but several former players expressed their opposition against such a move.
Former India opener and DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan on Tuesday made it clear that the state association will be preparing the tracks at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground "without any interference" from the Delhi Daredevils for its home matches in IPL-8.
Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed its order restraining former India cricket team manager and DDCA Secretary Sunil Dev from acting as a director of the sports body for allegedly violating Companies Act by receiving remuneration for rendering his services.
The account at a Central Bank of India branch here opened by an official of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) allegedly in contravention of rules has been made inoperational after complaints from the other faction.
New Delhi: A court here on Friday directed the executive committee (EC) of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) not to convene any meeting till January 27 when it would hear a plaint filed by its suspended President Sneh Bansal.
The court's direction came while hearing the plaint of Bansal, who was removed from the post on allegations of misappropriation and siphoning off funds, filed against some of its executive members.
Additional District Judge Manish Yadhuvanshi, however, said the sports committee meeting may be held as scheduled but no final selection list of under-19 cricketers should be prepared till the next date of hearing on January 27.
"Suffice to say, that even if there is some financial irregularity in the manner alleged, then also it will have to be established first that such resolutions could have been passed in the EC meetings in the absence of its elected President.
"...It also becomes necessary that such further meetings be put to rest till such time by which the factual matrix emerges clearly. It is directed that till the next date of hearing, the EC meetings shall not be convened," the judge said.
Bansal, who is currently a BCCI vice-president, has filed the plaint against DDCA, its Vice President Chetan Chauhan and treasurer Ravinder Manchanda.
The court also directed the three defendants to file their replies on Bansal's interim applications by January 27.
Bansal's counsel argued that the defendants have been convening various EC meetings and adopting various resolutions against the memorandum and articles of association of DDCA.
Earlier, Bansal had withdrawn his plaint filed in the
court against some of the executive members of DDCA for allegedly illegally stripping of his powers.
Bansal had moved the court claiming it was an "illegal resolution passed by some of the Executive Members led by Ravinder Manchanda and Chetan Chauhan, whereby the elected President and General Secretary of the DDCA were illegally stripped of their powers in violation of the Company law and also the Memorandum of the DDCA."
He had said that Chauhan and his faction had formed a four-member fact-finding committee chaired by Sunil Jain along with Siddharth Verma, Salil Seth and Vinod Garg to look into the alleged misappropriation.
Manchanda had earlier claimed that "the report ... Tabled by the Fact Finding Committee of the DDCA has found out that on January 30, an amount of Rs 53 lakh was transferred through RTGS to Maple Infratech. When we further tracked, it was found that the same money next day was transferred to one Ratan Industries. Now Ratan Industries is Sneh Bansal's own company."
"Similarly, on February 3, an amount of Rs 44 lakh was transferred via RTGS to Shri Ram Tradecom and then transferred to Ratan Industries. We have all the required documents and we are still discussing whether there is a need to file criminal complaint against Bansal," Manchanda had alleged.
The National Capital Territory Cricket Association, led by former spinner Bishen Singh Bedi, on Wednesday launched a 'Swacch DDCA Abhiyan' and filed an FIR against suspended DDCA President Sneh Bansal and secretary Anil Khanna for alleged misappropriation and siphoning off funds.
Suspended president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) Sneh Bansal on Monday withdrew his complaint filed in a Delhi court against some of its executive members for allegedly illegally stripping of his powers.
The current ruling group of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), led by former India opener Chetan Chauhan, has decided that chief coach Vijay Dahiya would be given a contract of Rs 15 lakh -- far less than the amount demanded by the KKR assistant coach.
The factional war at the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) continued as vice-president Chetan Chauhan on Monday asked sports body's president and BCCI vice-president Sneh Bansal to resign within 72 hours on allegations of financial irregularities.
BCCI Vice-President Sneh Bansal has been stripped off all functioning powers as a President in his state association DDCA following allegations of financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 1.55 crore levelled by its executive committee.