We have replied to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur's mail informing him that we need to move to Delhi High court to get necessary compliance certificates
A DDCA official said they have replied to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur’s mail informing him that DDCA needs to move to Delhi High court © Getty Images (representational image)

New Delhi: The Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) has decided to move court to get requisite compliance certificates which are mandatory for hosting the T20 International against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla on February 12. Accordingly, DDCA has intimated the BCCI about their move and also expressed desire to host the match. “We have replied to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur’s mail informing him that we need to move to Delhi High court to get necessary compliance certificates. Since three departments — fire, electricity and entertainment falls under Delhi State government ambit, we do not want to take chances,” a senior DDCA official told PTI today. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia 2015-16, 1st T20I at Adelaide.

The Delhi government had last month formed a panel to probe alleged irregularities in the DDCA. It has been learnt that DDCA working president Chetan Chauhan has also intimated Court appointed observer Justice Mukul Mudgal about their latest move. “Officially, BCCI allotted the match to us only few days back. We were preparing for the World T20s. Now we certainly need atleast 7 days to get all permission. An assessment needs to be done by land development office,” he added. India vs Sri Lanka 2015-16, 2nd T20I: BCCI asks DDCA about holding match at Feroz Shah Kotla

Earlier, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur had shot off an e-mail to the faction-ridden DDCA, enquiring whether they can host the second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground on February 12. The situation arose after Manjit Singh (a DDCA patron) who is also a member of the Tours and Fixtures Committee wrongly told Thakur and Game Development Manager Ratnakar Shetty during a meeting in Mumbai that they have all the required compliance certificates in order. However, Thakur got to learn that DDCA had no clearances in hand when he met senior DDCA officials last Saturday.