DDCA-Sehwag row resolved, Jaitley assures fair selection of Delhi Ranji team

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New Delhi, Aug 25(ANI): Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley on Tuesday ensured a fair selection process of the Delhi Ranji team and also look at the suggestions made by players regarding a better functioning of the body.

Jaitley said this while addressing a press conference after a meeting with Virender Sehwag, who had threatened to quit the Delhi Ranji team in protest against alleged nepotism and corruption in the DDCA's selection committee.

"I have told Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir that I accept their view," Jaitley said.

"We were not adverse to the suggestions made the players, some of them are very good. Our principal concern was to make sure the selection process should be fair. There were some suggestions made in regard to having a cricketing advisory board with former players, which we have accepted," Jaitley added.

The DDCA has also accepted to host pre-season events as proposed by players.

"I didn't see it as a crisis because there was no conflict of ideas and interests. Their ideas are acceptable because they are for the good administration of the game," Jaitley said.

Earlier, Sehwag had triggered of a virtual players' revolt against DDCA administrators and had received support from senior Delhi teammates, including Gautam Gambhir, Ishant Sharma and Ashish Nehra.

The aggrieved players had also threatened to play for some other state in the upcoming domestic season if their grievances were not addressed. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 19:48 [IST]
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