DDCA gets new panel featuring Sehwag, Aakash Chopra & Rahul Sanghvi; Gambhir also invited

DDCA gets new panel featuring Sehwag, Aakash Chopra & Rahul Sanghvi; Gambhir also invited

The DDCA has finally formed a new governing body.

Aakash Chopra
Akash Chopra. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Wednesday, July 25, announced the appointment of a new Cricket Committee for the 2018-19 season and it comprises former India captain Virender Sehwag and Test players Aakash Chopra and Rahul Sanghvi.

Another former India opener Gautam Gambhir will be a special invitee to the committee

While Sehwag, the only Indian cricketer to have two triple centuries in Tests, has played in 104 Tests; Gambhir has played in 58 Tests and Aakash Chopra has appeared in 10 Tests. Spinner Sanghvi has played in one Test against Australia in 2001. DDCA president Rajat Sharma, also the chairman and editor-in-chief of India,  informed this in a press release although there was no details about the precise role Gambhir will play as a “special invitee”.

“I am pleased to share with you the constitution of Cricket Committee as per the recommendations made by the Lodha Committee and the BCCI guidelines for the State Associations,” Sharma tweeted.

DDCA formed upon the guidelines of the DDCA

According to DDCA, the three-member body “will be authorised to form various Selection Committees as per the recommendations made by the Lodha Committee and the BCCI guidelines for the state association and to give valuable guidance to the Association for improvement of cricket in Delhi”.

DDCA has been in the headlines for various wrong reasons in the recent past and Sharma, a senior journalist, pledged to make it one of the leading cricket boards of the country and the move to make a new panel comprising some of India’s top ex-international cricketers could be a stepping stone towards that.

Sharma became the president of the DDCA earlier this month defeating former Indian cricketer Madan Lal by 517 votes. While Sharma got 1,531 votes, Lal – a member of India’s World Cup-winning team of 1983 – polled 1,004 votes. Sharma was backed by Narinder Batra, a political heavyweight and president of the Indian Olympic Association who is also a former DDCA treasurer.

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