New Delhi, Nov 16 (GCSports) Senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of India TV Rajat Sharma resigned from the post of president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Saturday.
“News alert: @RajatSharmaLive has tendered his resignation from the post of President, DDCA with immediate effect and forwarded it to the Apex Council,” DDCA said in a tweet.
Sharma, who took over the position in July 2018, vacated the seat, citing his inability to continue amidst “various pulls and pressures” within the organisation.
“The cricket administration here is full of pulls and pressures all the time. I feel that vested interests are always actively working against the interest of cricket,” Sharma said in a statement.
“It seems that it may not be possible to carry on in DDCA with my principles of integrity, honesty and transparency, which I am not willing to compromise on, at any cost,” he added.
Sharma had joined the cricket administration after receiving active backing from former finance minister late Arun Jaitley. During his reign, the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi was renamed after Arun Jaitley.
“In my endeavour, though I faced many road blocks, opposition and oppression, just to keep me from discharging my duties in fair and transparent,” the veteran journalist said.
“That’s why I have decided to call it a day and hereby tender my resignation to the Apex Council from the post of President, DDCA with immediate effect,’ he added.