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DDCA will request Bishan Singh Bedi to withdraw his Kotla demand: Rohan Jaitley

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Describing Bishan Singh Bedi because the ‘Bisham Pitamah’ of Delhi cricket, DDCA President Rohan Jaitley on Monday mentioned the affiliation will request the previous India spinner to withdraw his demand of eradicating his title from a stand on the Feroz Shah Kotla floor.
Bedi had criticised the controversy and corruption-ridden Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) for selecting to put in the statue of an administrator on the stadium as an alternative of an inspirational cricketer and demanded that his title be faraway from one of many Kotla stands.
Rohan, who not too long ago took over as DDCA President, mentioned he would have most well-liked Bedi to debate the difficulty with him personally and never made “below the belt” remarks towards his father, who died final yr as a result of a number of well being points.
DDCA went forward and unveiled the statue on Monday.
“Bedi ji is the ‘Bhisham Pitamah’ of Delhi cricket. If there are reservations, there are better ways of discussing. I am a youngster and I expect to be guided by the elders in the fraternity. His name on the stands is his legacy, an honour bestowed upon him,” Rohan mentioned after the disclosing ceremony.
“These matters have to decided by the Apex Council. It’s not in my domain. It’s not in my power to remove anyone’s name. We have discussed it within the DDCA. We are going to request him to reconsider it. It’s a long affiliation between the DDCA and Mr Bedi.”
Asked if it actually issues to DDCA if Bedi’s title stays on the stands of the Kotla floor, Rohan mentioned “it does”.
“It issues, I need his title to be there. I resect him as a lot as my father, if he desires to scold me, he can pull my ear however you’ll be able to’t hit beneath the belt when it isn’t required.
“Raising (casting) aspersion on someone who is not among us is not fair. If there are reservations, I would have addressed rather than hearing from the media. I am accessible, available to everyone on board.”
Rohan mentioned the selections of renaming the stadium as Aun Jaitley Stadium and set up of his father’s statue had been taken earlier than he grew to become the DDCA president.
“There are ways to address the grievances. If you start attacking someone, who has just stepped into the office…. I am trying my best to get DDCA’s glory back. I can’t do it overnight, it will take some time,” he mentioned.
Sharing his imaginative and prescient for DDCA, Rohan mentioned gamers will likely be on the centre of all growth.
“World class infrastructure for gamers and members, a world class fitness center will likely be there within the subsequent few months. We are upgrading cricketing infrastructure, the brand new lights are being deliberate. We are already speaking with the DDA on establishing of academies. Two grounds have been recognized already.
“We are trying to bring in a more transparent system. Development plans will begin. The old clubhouse has issues, we are already communicating with IIT Delhi to rectify.”