Sehwag, Gambhir support Arun Jaitley in DDCA corruption row

Sehwag, Gambhir support Arun Jaitley in DDCA corruption row

By: || Updated: 20 Dec 2015 11:35 AM
New Delhi: Facing allegations of corruption, under-fire former Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Arun Jaitley on Sunday got the backing of the two biggest stars to emerge from the state -- Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.

Finance Minister Jaitley, who headed DDCA for 13 years till 2013, has been accused of corruption by the Delhi
Government during his tenure. The state government has demanded that Jaitley must resign or be "removed" from the union cabinet to enable an independent probe.


Sehwag, who switched loyalties to Haryana from Delhi and retired from international cricket earlier this year, steered clear of making any political claim but lauded Jaitley's role in helping players in a series of tweets.

"In my time with DDCA if I ever came to know of any 'surprising' selection of a player, all I needed to do was to inform @arunjaitley," Sehwag wrote.

"And @arunjaitley Ji would immediately ensure correction and justice for the deserving players at #DDCA...Was a nightmare to speak to some others at DDCA but @arunjaitley ji was always available for players in case of any difficulty at any time," he added.



The veteran of 104 Tests is one of the biggest names in international cricket to have emerged from Delhi.

Sehwag's long-time teammate and current Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir has also come out in defence of Jaitley saying it is 'grossly inappropriate 2 (to) blame Jaitley ji 4 (for) corruption in DDCA'.






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