Senior journalist Rajat Sharma on Saturday resigned from the post of president of Delhi &amp; Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), citing his inability to continue amidst "various pulls and pressures" within the organisation. Sharma's nearly 20-month tenure was a tumultuous one with his public differences with general secretary Vinod Tihara, who enjoys a fair amount of support base in the organisation. <p></p> <p></p>"The cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time. I feel that vested interests are always actively working against the interest of cricket," Sharma said in a statement. <p></p> <p></p>"It seems that it may not be possible to carry on in DDCA with my principles of integrity, honesty and transparency, which I am not willing to compromise at any cost," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Sharma had joined cricket administration after receiving active backing from former finance minister late Arun Jaitley. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">News alert: <a href="https://twitter.com/RajatSharmaLive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RajatSharmaLive</a> has tendered his resignation from the post of President, DDCA with immediate effect and forwarded it to the Apex Council.</p> <p></p> DDCA (@delhi_cricket) <a href="https://twitter.com/delhi_cricket/status/1195571526252163072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 16, 2019</a></blockquote> <p></p> <p></p>Many DDCA insiders believe that Sharma lost ground once Jaitley was no more as the late former finance minister was the binding force for all the different factions. <p></p> <p></p>"In my endeavour though I faced many roadblocks, opposition and oppression, just to keep me from discharging my duties in fair and transparent," Sharma said. <p></p> <p></p>"That's why I have decided to call it a day and hereby tender my resignation to the Apex Council from the post of President, DDCA with immediate effect," he added.