Bishan Singh Bedi slams DDCA for not “pulling their weight behind” Mohinder Amarnath
Bishan Singh Bedi criticised Sunil Dev for ruining Delhi cricket © Getty Images
Delhi: Oct 12, 2012
Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi blasted the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) on Friday for not standing in support of Mohinder Amarnath who was ousted from the selection panel.
“It would have been an honour for North Zone and Mohinder was suppose to become the chairman of selectors but got the boot as some people had personal interests,” Bedi was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
“In BCCI one chap is omnipresent and no one can challenge him. I tell you that is not a good sign,” Bedi said, without taking the name of N Srinivasan.
“Could BCCI have done what they have done if DDCA had pulled their weight behind him? Everyone knows about Jimmy’s credentials and character, yet it is unfortunate that he did not get support from DDCA,” he added.
“Our Honerable President (Arun Jaitley) authorized sports secretary (Sunil Dev) to represent DDCA in the recent board meeting in Mumbai. And what did Delhi get? Three posts including Vice-chairmanship of NCA and membership of umpiring committee went to that man. He (Dev) is the man who has ruined Delhi cricket by masterminding and colluding in activities clearly subversive of cricket,” he concluded.