Gautam Gambhir rubbishes the claims of his role behind DDCA's Cricket Committee resignation

Virender Sehwag, Aakash Chopra and Rahul Sanghvi recently resigned from DDCA's cricket committee.

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Veteran India opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday (September 17) brushed aside all sorts of rumours concerning his involvement behind the resignation of Delhi and District Cricket Association's (DDCA) Cricket Committee.

Taking to Twitter, Gambhir wrote: "It’s being said my protest against Manoj Prabhakar’s appointment as Delhi bowling coach has led to DDCA Cricket Committee’s resignation. Yes, I’ve always adopted zero tolerance when it comes to cricketers alleged of corruption but the real reason for their resignation as told to me by Powers that be was that post adoption of Lodha reforms on September 20th Cricket Committee will be disbanded. Just thought of clarifying.”

The DDCA Cricket Committee comprised of Virender Sehwag, Aakash Chopra and Rahul Sanghvi had recommended the retention of Manoj Prabhakar as bowling coach but it wasn’t approved by the management.

Afterwards, it was alleged that Gambhir had reservations against Prabhakar’s appointment as he had been named in the match-fixing scandal in the 1990s.

On Monday, when Sehwag was asked whether Prabhakar’s non-appointment led to his resignation, he said: “We had come together and given time and effort with the idea of contributing and helping in the improvement of Delhi cricket within the framework of our role as a cricket committee.”

‘‘However, looking at the best interest of Delhi Cricket, we would like to inform you that all three of us would not be able to continue with the assignment of Cricket Committee of DDCA any further due to our busy schedule in day to day life,” he added.


By Salman Anjum - 17 Sep, 2018

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