Delhi District Cricket Association(DDCA) has been bestowed with the honour of "Best Overall Performance Award" by the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) for their highly successful Indian domestic cricket 2017/18 season at both junior and senior levels.
The court-appointed administrator for DDCA, Justice (Retd.) Vikramjit Sen has said in a release, “DDCA is pleased to hear that BCCI has conferred this State Association with the ‘Best Overall Performance Award’ for the consistency of both the Senior and Junior teams in both the Men and Women’s formats,”
“Talented DDCA players Mr. Tejas Baroka and Mr. Jonty Sidhu have also been recognized as the highest wicket-taker (Under 23) and highest scorer (under 19) respectively which is laudable. Congratulations to the talented players of DDCA who have made this Award possible,”
“My experience at the helm of DDCA for the last 16 months has reaffirmed the need of judicial intervention in streamlining the affairs of sports bodies. The reforms set in motion by the Hon’ble Supreme Court and Hon’ble High Court of Delhi have brought in results, which were the need of the hour,”
DDCA has often come under scrutiny for being the contributors of Delhi's very impecunious cricket system. Many young cricketers with big aspirations under such a system are vulnerable to feeling let down by and getting lost to other fields. The ones who reach far - Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma- toughen up mentally.
The change has started to take place, slowly but substantially and Vikramjit Sen gives credit to honest work being put in by members of Cricket Affairs Committee, the selectors, coaches, managers and other support staff appointed in support of the domestic teams.
“I appreciate the efforts of the Cricket Affairs Committee that comprised of Madan Lal, Sunil Valson, Amita Sharma, Syed Saba Karim and G.S Vivek, the Selectors, Coaches, Managers and other support staff appointed in support of the domestic teams. The efforts of employees of DDCA cannot be lost sight of.”
“This Award is testament to the fact that anything is possible and redeemable if the foremost concern for any State Association is to nurture cricket and cricket alone.”
(Inputs from Indian Express)