Get the app

Gautam Gambhir's DDCA Role Under Conflict of Interest Scanner

PTI |November 11, 2017, 4:27 PM IST
Gautam Gambhir's DDCA Role Under Conflict of Interest Scanner

New Delhi: Veteran opener Gautam Gambhir's inclusion as a government nominee in Delhi & District Cricket Association's (DDCA) Managing Committee has come under the scanner due to conflict of interest issue. on Friday, Gambhir announced via Twitter that he has been nominated in the managing committee of DDCA and also thanked sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore.

However, Gambhir is an active first-class cricketer and as per Lodha Committee recommendations will fall under the conflict of interest purview if he is a part of the policy making body before retiring from the game.

DDCA's managing committee, as and when it comes into effect, will decide on coach and selection committee, which will then be directly beneficial to Gambhir if he remains an active cricketer. Interestingly, Delhi High Court appointed administrator of DDCA, Justice (Retd) Vikramajit Sen said he was unaware of the existence of any managing committee in the current set-up.

"I have not received any notification from the government about Gautam Gambhir's appointment. I am not aware about any managing committee. I will be writing to the sports ministry to seek more details," Justice Sen said.

"Also, he is an active cricketer, so I am not sure if Lodha Committee reforms will allow him to take up administrative post," he said. It is also learnt that no such managing committee exists

as of now in DDCA since the time court appointed administrator took over. No one knows who all are a part of the committee.

A close friend of Gambhir said that if the conflict of interest issue arises then he will not take up the post. "Gautam has no plans to retire and will be playing active cricket. If there is a conflict of interest issue, he will not take up the post," he said.

Related stories

Gambhir Named Govt Nominee in DDCA Managing Committee
Cricketnext Staff | November 11, 2017, 11:23 AM IST

Gambhir Named Govt Nominee in DDCA Managing Committee

Also Watch

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
see more
Loading...