Bedi and Co. to protest at Kotla
Former India captain and legendary spinner Bishen Singh Bedi along with several international cricketers will sit-in for two days at the Ferozeshah Kotla from Monday against the proxy system in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) elections.
Bedi is contesting for the post of president in the DDCA elections also slated for Monday.
Bedi is up against secretary general Sneh Bansal, who enjoys the support of outgoing DDCA president Arun Jaitley and has remote chances of winning. Bansal is also the vice president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
"I along with several international cricketers including Kirti Azad, Madan Lal, Surinder Khanna, Akash Lal amongst others, and members of the cricket loving public wish to sit on a peaceful Dharna, in front of the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium, on two days, 30th, and 31st December, against the misuse of Proxy System and rampant corruption in DDCA. Please note that about 100 people are expected to join in this protest, as the day goes by," Bedi wrote in his letter to Bansal.
Bedi has also sought the support of Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to clean corruption in DDCA.
The Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Karnataka, that will be played at the Kotla, also starts Monday and protests could be a big embarrassment for the DDCA.
(Posted on 28-12-2013)