May 22, 2024

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Delhi cricket sacks selectors after crew’s innings loss to Saurashtra

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The senior choice committee of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), together with former nationwide selector Gagan Khoda, was sacked late on Thursday after the crew’s humiliating innings and 214-run defeat towards Saurashtra inside three days.

The different two selectors who had been sacked are Mayank Sidhana and Anil Bhardwaj.

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) sacked the selectors just a few hours after DDCA president Rohan Jaitley, in a letter to the Apex Council members and the CAC, blamed the Khoda-led Selection committee for his or her “scant commitment” in the direction of the Delhi cricket.

DDCA director Shyam Sharma confirmed that the selectors had been requested to go. “The selection committee has been sacked by the CAC today,” Sharma instructed The Indian Express.

Four matches, two factors and a seventh-place amongst 8 groups on the factors desk in Group B means Delhi is going through potential relegation.

Things had turned ugly with in-fighting throughout the choice committee and a walkout too. Chopping and altering of the squad and accidents haven’t helped. Questions have additionally been raised about injury-management and health of gamers. Jaitley, who himself wished to usher in selectors from exterior the state for the season, like Khoda from Rajasthan, appears to have shortly misplaced persistence and handed the buck as issues spiralled uncontrolled.

“Despite giving free hand and full support I am pained to note that the selection committee has failed to do any good for the players of Delhi in general and Delhi team in particular. There is an absolute lack of planning for Delhi Cricket is apparent on the face of it more so with regard to the vision and future course as discussed and planned for the long-term goals set out by the management with an objective to bring back the lost glory of Delhi cricket. It is unfortunate that the Selection Committee has shown scant commitment to the same,” Jaitley wrote in his letter which has been seen by The Indian Express.

Jaitley’s letter got here a day after Mayank Sidana, a senior crew and under-25 Delhi selector, staged a walkout from a gathering following a fallout with chairman of selectors Khoda and secretary Siddharth Sahib Singh.

Khoda blamed Sidana for the rift among the many choice committee members.

“I have never played in Delhi and I am a person who has got no agenda. But when I saw him (Sidana) taking just one name repeatedly, it amused me and the rest of the people in the meeting. I fail to understand why he walked out,” Khoda, a former nationwide selector, instructed The Indian Express.

Former Delhi batsman and coach KP Bhaskar has blamed the coverage of choosing selectors from exterior Delhi and the dearth of continuity within the enjoying XI for Delhi’s abysmal season.

“How can you pick selectors, who know nothing about Delhi cricket? I don’t approve of this theory of calling selectors from the outside. One has played his cricket for Rajasthan, the other has played for Punjab,” Bhaskar, who has performed 95 first-class matches for Delhi and coached the crew to last in 2017-18 season, instructed this paper.

Brief Scores: Delhi 133 and 227 in 63.5 overs (Ayush Badoni 40, Hrithik Shokeen 51; Yuvrajsinh Dodiya 5/91) misplaced to Saurashtra 574 for 8 decl in 147.2 overs

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