Rajat Sharma resigned as the President of the DDCA on the 16th of November. The veteran journalist claimed that it was difficult to continue in the position amidst various ‘pulls and pressures’ within the organization. Sharma had taken over the position less than 20 months ago.
“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,” Sharma said in a statement.
“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.”
Rajat Sharma joined cricket administration following the backing the former union minister Arun Jaitley, who had previously served as the president of DDCA. He was, at a point, even a possible contender for the post of BCCI president. However, following the demise of Jaitley earlier this year, Sharma lost support from various corners, including within the association.
During Sharma’s reign, the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi was renamed after Jaitley.
“In my endeavor, though I faced many roadblocks, opposition, and oppression, just to keep me from discharging my duties in fair and transparent,” he added. “That’s why I have decided to call it a day and hereby tender my resignation to the Apex Council from the post of President, DDCA with immediate effect.”
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