Panel Recommends Suspension of DDCA

The three member committee to probe alleged financial irregularities in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has submitted its report to the Delhi government recommending suspension of DDCA.

The committee was set up following some serious complaints received by Chief Minister’s office about DDCA functioning.

The committee has also given suggestions for revamping the DDCA to promote cricket in the national capital.

The three-member panel stated that the Indian board should replace the DDCA by a body of professional cricketers.

The panel further suggested that sports bodies like DDCA needed to be brought under the RTI.

Also, the panel was not satisfied by the BCCI’s stand that there was no irregularity in cricket association.

This report is bound to have a detrimental effect on Delhi’s chances of hosting the fourth and final Test between India and South Africa.

The three-member committee comprising of secretary Public Works Department and Vigilance, Chetan B Sanghi, secretary education and sports, Punya Srivastava and standing counsel for the Delhi government, Rahul Mehrotra was constituted by the government on November 12, to look into alleged “irregularities and wrong-doings” in the DDCA.

DDCA are supposed to pay entertainment tax in excess of Rs 24 crore in order to get clearance for organizing the match.

Meanwhile, DDCA has approached Delhi High Court to retain its right to host fourth and final Test between India and South Africa. The court is expected to hear DDCA’s plea later in the day.