Bedi’s determination comes simply six days earlier than a six-foot statue of late Arun Jaitley, a former DDCA president and father of present president Rohan Jaitley, is to be put in on his 68th start anniversary contained in the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
New Delhi | Jagran Sports activities Desk: Former India skipper and spin-bowling legend Bishan Singh Bedi, who captained Delhi to 2 Ranji Trophy titles within the late Seventies on Wednesday renounced his membership of the Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA) and requested the board to instantly take away his title from the stand on the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium in Delhi.
Bedi’s determination comes simply six days earlier than a six-foot statue of late Arun Jaitley, a former DDCA president and father of present president Rohan Jaitley, is to be put in on his 68th start anniversary contained in the Arun Jaitley Stadium. The stadium was renamed from Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium to Arun Jaitley Stadium quickly after his loss of life on August 24 final yr.
Bedi has mentioned that he has all the time believed in standing by what is correct and at this time limit he has come to know that getting his title faraway from the stands at Kotla is the proper factor to do.
“I wouldn’t have to talk a lot, you must converse to the DDCA. If they’re adamant about getting the statue (of late DDCA president Arun Jaitley), then okay, I don’t want my title to be related to the stadium. Nothing flawed with that,” he mentioned as quoted by information company ANI.
“No one is concerned in Delhi. DDCA is getting away with homicide. I feel this was the ultimate nail within the coffin and I can’t budge. I don’t see the necessity to,” Bedi added. In his letter to the DDCA, Bedi identified how the affiliation has been poorly managed, stating that he believes there isn’t a place for him or his legacy on the Kotla.
“It’s WG Grace at Lord’s, Sir Jack Hobbs on the Oval, Sir Donald Bradman on the SCG, Sir Garfield Sobers at Barbados & Shane Warne of current classic on the MCG who adorn their cricket stadia with the Spirit of Cricket by no means misplaced. So, when the youngsters stroll into these stadiums these majestic statues/busts improve and enliven the inspiring tales of those previous heroes that their elders inform them. Sporting arenas want sporting position fashions. The place of the directors is of their glass cabins,” he wrote.
“Since DDCA doesn’t perceive this common cricket tradition, I must stroll out of it. I can’t be a part of a stadium that has acquired its priorities so grossly flawed and the place directors get priority over the cricketers. Please deliver down my title from the stand with speedy impact. You needn’t fear about me or my legacy. God Almighty has been very type to me to maintain me alive with my cricketing convictions. I don’t want my power of character to be maligned by my silence or affiliation to this unsporting act,” he wrote.
The cricketing legend additionally acquired the assist of the DDCA cricket committee head Madan Lal. Echoing comparable sentiments, Lal, as quoted by ANI mentioned, “I’m with Bishan Singh Bedi on this matter as a result of no matter is occurring in DDCA is just not good. It is a cricket membership and solely cricket-related points needs to be talked about there. There are such a lot of points and on which Bedi Ji has taken a stand, I’ll again him,” Lal informed ANI.
“Corruption shouldn’t be there, cash is for gamers and for enchancment of Delhi cricket. To begin with, they need to speak about cricket. It is a actually huge message conveyed by Bedi within the letter and its not good for DDCA,” he added.
(With ANI Inputs)
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