Updated: December 14, 2020 8:01:58 pm
Former India all-rounder Kirti Azad has utilized for the post of selector within the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Azad, who performed 142 First-Class video games, together with seven Test matches, has raised problems with corruption, biased choice and age-fraud within the state unit for years.
Azad mentioned has utilized for the post of selector with the intention to assist Delhi regain its glory days of the 1970s to the early 90s when the workforce reached a dozen finals and gained the Ranji Trophy six occasions.
“I have been a national selector and during my time, Gautam Gambhir got into the Indian side. A young Shikhar Dhawan, who played Under-19 cricket, was brought into the Delhi team. I want the glorious days of Delhi cricket to come back. I am basically a sportsperson at heart and a politician by choice. There was an opening to serve the game of cricket which has given me so much, so I applied for it,” Azad mentioned.
A member of the 1983 World Cup-winning workforce, Azad had variations with former DDCA president and union minister Arun Jaitley. He was expelled from the BJP for anti-party actions in 2015 after focusing on Jaitley over irregularities within the affiliation. Jaitley’s son Rohan is the present DDCA president.
“Those issues had nothing to do with cricket. It was a point of view. If there are 10 people sitting in a room, there are different views. But yes, certain facts had to be looked into. I did raise issues of corruption, but what does that have to do with now? I have congratulated him (Rohan) and extended all my support. He is wanting to do well, I am like a father-figure to him and I think we should support such youngsters,” Azad mentioned.
Talking concerning the challenges of being a selector in a state affiliation the place there have been allegations of favouritism and age-related fraud up to now, Azad mentioned: “Age fraud wasn’t raised by me only. Even Rahul Dravid raised the issue during the Pataudi lecture. I suppose this is an issue everybody would say we should have a look into. It is not difficult to make selections (transparent) as long as you are honest to yourself.”
The 61-year-old Congress politician believes that giving cricket golf equipment the best help will see the sport progress within the Capital.
“I would say that the clubs have been serving Delhi cricket for a long time. We need to give a lot of impetus to the clubs. I have heard that the DDCA wants to set up academies, which are very necessary now. In our time, we only had a manager in the side and nobody else. But now with new technology which has come in, we have to compete with other states. I am happy that the academies are going to be established. The club structure has to be improved, because it has been the clubs that have been the supply line.”
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