Why Virender Sehwag left his role in Delhi Cricket

first_imgAdvertisement(Photo Courtesy: The Week)Legendary Indian opener Virender Sehwag announced his resignation from Delhi and Districts Cricket Association on Monday. It is assumed that it could have been due to Manoj Prabhakar’s sacking as the bowling coach.Sehwag, along with committee members Aakash Chopra and Rahul Sanghvi, had recommended that Manoj Prabhakar continue being the bowling coach, but the proposal wasn’t accepted by the board. It couldn’t be confirmed if that was the trigger for Sehwag’s resignation.However the DDCA, accepted the trio’s resignation and is now set to appoint a new panel as per the Supreme Court’s order.On asked on what had prompted the trio’s exit from the cricket association, Sehwag gave an open ended reply. “We had come together and given time and effort with the idea of contributing and helping in the improvement of Delhi cricket within the framework of our role as a cricket committee,” Sehwag quoted as saying by PTI.‘‘However, looking at the best interest of Delhi Cricket, we would like to inform you that all three of us would not be able to continue with the assignment of Cricket Committee of DDCA any further due to our busy schedule in day to day life,” he added.Gautam Gambhir who had his reservations against Manoj Prabhakar due to the match-fixing scandal in 1990, clarified on twitter that his protest agaisnt the fast bowler hadn’t triggered the trio’s resignation but it was due to adoption of Lodha reforms.“Gautam has always followed this principle that he doesn’t want anyone remotely involved in malpractice like match-fixing to be a part of Delhi dressing room,” a DDCA official quoted as saying by PTI on the condition of anonymity.“However, it is wrong to say that Sehwag and Gambhir had a tiff on Prabhakar issue as the latter was special invitee to the panel. After the new constitution is adopted, Sehwag would have been hit by Conflict of Interest clause as he is an expert in the DDCA president’s channel. Similarly, Sanghvi is associated with Mumbai Indians. So they knew they had to go,” the official added.Also Read:Asia Cup 2018: India vs Pakistan Review: The Men In Blue ease past Pakistan in a one-sided encounter Advertisementlast_img read more


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For media information, contact Barbara Dietz at barb@thescottsdaleclassic.com.Since its beginning in 1955, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has grown from showcasing 50 horses to more than 2,000, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world to compete for more than $1 million in prizes. Held Feb. 11-21, 2010 at WestWorld, the event boasts more than just Arabian beauties, featuring a trade show with specialty items from more than 270 vendors. And after a day rooting for your favorite mare, enrich your mind at one of the seminars and demonstrations, with topics ranging from how to properly train your horse to criterion looked at by competition judges.For more than 55 years, the month-long Parada del Sol has commemorated Scottsdale’s Western influences. The festivities kick off on Feb. 5, when the Hashknife Pony Express rides into downtown from Holbrook, Ariz. with two dozen riders delivering 20,000 first-class letters by horseback. 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