DDCA official demanded sex for selection, says Arvind Kejriwal

Cricket is played massively in a country like India; the amount of talent available in the streets is enormous. Selection is always a task in hand for any budding cricketer as the competition level is very high. Amidst all this yet there are certain officials who misuse their powers as they demand inappropriate and inhuman favours from others. Also read: Twitter reacts to former cricketer Kirti Azad’s allegations of Corruption in Delhi Cricket Body

One such incident came to light when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday charged an undisclosed official from the Delhi Cricket Association (DDCA) for asking sexual favours in return for selection of cricketers.

Kejriwal was quoted in a report from NDTV, as saying, “A senior journalist came to me and said his wife was asked to come for sex in return for selection of his son in the cricket team.”

Kejriwal didn’t reveal the name of the journalist but told the TV channel that the journalist was ready to stand for an enquiry. Also read:

Kejriwal further added saying, “Apart from the financial irregularities at the DDCA, there were other major wrong things happening including the sex racket.”

These instances can be rightfully termed as the dark days in cricket as selections are made on merit and no individual has any right to demand for any extra favour and misuse the power allotted to them.