The son of the late former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Arun Jaitley, Rohan is all set to become the next president of the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) and has pledged to end “unnecessary spending” in the corruption and controversy ravaged body. On the last day of submitting nominations for the president’s post, Jaitley submitted his papers, following in the footsteps of his father, who died last year. He is taught to have the support of all major factions in the association. “Yes, I submitted my nomination today. I would like to work for the betterment of Delhi cricket and would like to have everyone on the same page. It is good to come back and serve the association with the aim of bringing it true. it should be, ”the 31-year-old told PTI during an interaction after completing formalities.
The young lawyer is expected to be a unanimous choice of all warring parties on the DDCA. When asked about it, he laughed.
“I don’t mind a game. It’s good for the democratic process. The idea is to bring in good people at appropriate times to have checks and balances,” he said.
When asked about his plans, Jaitley seemed pretty clear about what he would like to achieve.
“The first idea is to get a vision document and also put in the necessary checks and balances so that we go in the right direction,” he said.
But what about the unpaid dues to support the staff and all those litigation costs that add up to millions?
“I can only address these issues when I take office. I can assure you that there will be no unnecessary costs. Only valid costs will be incurred,” he said.
“I read news about a lot of litigation costs and I do not support that. I would like to encourage everyone to commit themselves to improving the association.”
It will be his first foray into the cricket administration and DDCA is often maligned for its many factions such as the Vinod Tihara group, the SP Bansal group and the CK Khanna group to name a few.
When asked what would be his way of dealing with groups that have often influenced the growth of cricket in Delhi, he gave a practical answer.
“Groupism is in the DNA of DDCA. Now if you look at consensus building, I would look at it from a different perspective. Every group has good people in it. Good people should be chosen in different posts so that they can all be contribute, ”he said.
“So I spoke to Maddi paa (Madan lal as he is addressed in the Delhi circuit). He said we need to work together and I told him we need to get the best out of everyone. Have a cricket reform committee come in. reforms are being enacted, ”he said.
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