May 31, 2020 | 4:12 PM IST
various pulls and pressures

Rajat Sharma steps down as DDCA prez citing ‘various pulls and pressures’

Senior journalist Rajat Sharma has resigned from the post of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president on Saturday. His tenure lasted nearly 20-months and opted out citing the inability to cope with ‘various pulls and pressures’ within the organization.

Sharma released a statement saying, “The cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time. I feel that vested interests are always actively working against the interest of cricket.”
Expressing his inability to carry on further on the post, the statement said, “It seems that it may not be possible to carry on in DDCA with my principles of integrity, honesty, and transparency, which I am not willing to compromise at any cost.”

It may be noted that Sharma had a bumpy term with DDCA due to differences with General Secretary Vinod Tihara. Sharma joined the DDCA after enjoying backing from former Finance Minister late Arun Jaitley and lost ground after the latter was no longer in the ministry. 

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