On 23/12/2020 Bishan Singh Bedi quit as DDCA member. In his letter to DDCA President Rohan Jaitley he asked his name be removed from a stand at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium with immediate effect and renounced his DDCA membership. This was in protest against the decision to instal a statue of Arun Jaitley at the stadium. He was against naming Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium after Arun Jaitley.
After political parties, sports bodies have become family or private properties.
DDCA has become Jaitley family property. SCA has become Niranjan Shah family property. GCA has become Amit Shah family property. TNCA has become N. Srinivasan family property.
Arun Jaitley controlled DDCA even when he was not president. Kirti Azad, former cricketer and BJP member and twice MP from Darbhanga, had also opposed Arun Jaitley at times. In 2019 Kirti Azad quit BJP and joined Congress.
“A mere Google search would have helped to know that Late Arun Jaitley’s tenure at DDCA was riddled with corruption.”
“Take my phrase, failures don’t should be celebrated with plaques and busts. They should be forgotten.”
“It’s WG Grace and not some former president whose statue is at Lord’s. There’s also Sir Garry Sobers at Barbados and Sir Don Bradman at SCG, Shane Warne at MCG. The list is endless.”
These are some of the sentences in Bedi’s letter.
Arun Jaitley died on 24/8/2019. His son Rohan Jaitley was elected unopposed as DDCA President on 17/10/2020 after Sunil Kumar Goel who had filed his nomination for president withdrew from contest.
Lodha Committee had given report on cricket reforms on 18/12/2015. That did not end politicians and industrialists dominating cricket administration. Some journalists also managed to become managers and administrators. If one does not qualify to be president or secretary then his son or son-in-law or daughter or some proxy becomes president or secretary.