DDCA Election: Madan Lal backed by BCCI President CK Khanna

Former Delhi skipper and 1983 World Cup hero Madan Lal threw his hat into the ring, filing his nomination papers. The other two contenders are mediaperson Rajat Sharma and SC bar association president Vikas Singh.


The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) will hold its elections on June 30. One candidate is allowed to contest for one post only, a directive clearly laid out in the nomination form guidelines. Two new posts have been created in the executive committee, one for a woman member (director) and one for a cricketer who has played first-class cricket. A total of 112 people are contesting for 12 posts

Former Delhi skipper and 1983 World Cup hero Madan Lal threw his hat into the ring, filing his nomination papers. The other two contenders are mediaperson Rajat Sharma and SC bar association president Vikas Singh.

Madan Lal is supported by the Delhi cricketers lobby led by former India skipper Bishan Singh Bedi, Kirti Azad, and others. He is also backed by current BCCI president CK Khanna as his wife is Shashi Khanna is fighting for the vice-president post. Their group is known as Team Trustworthy which clearly states that they are CK Khanna and Chentan Chauhan.

Rajat Sharma, who is reportedly backed by former DDCA president Arun Jaitley's close aide and IOA president Narinder Dhruv Batra, was keen on contesting only if he was the unanimous choice. However, on May 23 evening, he was reportedly persuaded by the group, with Vinod Tihara, convenor of the allegedly notorious Sports Working Committee, filing Sharma's nomination papers on his behalf.

Meanwhile, all eyes are on Vikas Singh, and whether he will withdraw. The SCBA president, who is contesting in his own individual capacity, is, reportedly, firm in his resolve as of now. A large chunk of DDCA members who do not come regularly to the ground are, interestingly, lawyers.