SEHWAG STUNS DELHI CRICKET | Virender Sehwag(Viru)-Indian Cricketer

Thursday, September 3, 2009


The stunning newspaper report on last Monday set the proverbial cat among the piegons. Just like his bat, Sehwag had let loose a carnage of verbal volleys that shook Delhi cricket from its very roots.Sehwag told the paper: "In Ranji trophy selection, it has often happened that 4 selectors get together & vote for 'their' players, leaving the chairman of the committee and me defeated. Especially when I am on national duty, they put pressure on the stand-in captains and the interference becomes more rampant. This manipulation has been going on for many years. What is the point in continuing to play for such an association where there is so much corruption."

"This thing has been going for the last six-seven years but I am glad that Viru has come out in the open to clean up the DDCA," said former India and Delhi player Madan Lal.

"We have been saying this thing for a long time but when Virender expresses his feelings on the entire affair, people will have to take the matter seriously," said another former player Kirti Azad.

Even as the training camp for the new season got underway, the signs of a mutiny were all there. The sticking points were well known, only now they were in sharp focus.

The all-powerful sports committee that made crucial decisions such as chosing the selection panel did not include a single former cricketer. There was rampant manipulation and corruption in the under-16 and under-19 categories. Former cricketers such as Madan Lal, Kirti Azad, Maninder Singh and Surinder Khanna had been forced out from positions within the DDCA. The system of elections through proxy votes had bred corruption and nepotism. Unhappy players such as the talented Amit Mishra were forced out of the state by inconsistent selections.

"He (Sehwag) has set something good for cricket and the chairman of selectors Chetan Chauhan has also promised that we will listen to him," said Delhi selector Bantoo Singh.


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