On 21 June, the Delhi and District Cricket Association’s (DDCA) executive committee—that manages the daily affairs of the association, comprising SP Bansal, CK Khanna and Chetan Chauhan as its vice-president, passed a resolution rejecting the report of the internal fact-finding committee of the association, which had raised multiple allegations of financial irregularities against the cricketing body.
The fact-finding committee report released on 29 December 2014, held that Bansal, the president of DDCA, and its general secretary Anil Khanna had siphoned off Rs 1.5 crore from the DDCA coffers in a “gross violation of settled practice.” Another report, filed on 19 September by a committee constituted by the Delhi government, echoed the findings. Additionally, as per the resolution, allegations against Bansal of irregularities in the sale of IPL tickets have also been “dropped in toto”—in whole.
With the new resolution, the DDCA has, in one clean swoop, invalidated the fact-finding committee’s report and given a clean chit to its president and general secretary. The DDCA has been mired in issues of fiscal and procedural mismanagement for over three decades now and seems disinclined to get its affairs in order.