The Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) is yet to name a stand after the greatest player of state emerged in the history. Now, it appeared they may even end up not felicitating him at all. DDCA officials said, “no communication from BCCI”.
However, it was learnt that BCCI would felicitate Virender Sehwag in Delhi when India will play South Africa for the final time in the four-match “Gandhi-Mandela” “Freedom series” at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. BCCI also honoured Zaheer Khan, who recently retired from international cricket, at the end of fifth ODI at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
“We have not received any communication from BCCI in this regard,” Chauhan told journalists. Justice Mudgal, who was appointed as an observer by High Court, on his part, said that he has received information about the “Delhi administration (government) wanting to felicitate the World Cup winning teams of 1983 and 2011”.
“But I do not know what will be the modalities,” he said. “As of now all former Ranji and international cricketers will be sent complimentary passes. We are waiting for the Entertainment tax officer to stamp those tickets,” Mudgal said.
DDCA treasurer Ravindra Manchanda said that BCCI will soon release grant in excess of Rs 20 crore, which also includes their share of broadcasting.
“We are in the process of getting our balance sheet for the 2014-15 signed and BCCI will disburse the fund,” said Manchanda. “We are also getting Rs 85 lakh from ‘Book My show’ for the sale of tickets during the ODI match against West Indies last year. The Central Bank account of DDCA has Rs 6.5 crore fund. We have already started paying the match fees of the Delhi’s Ranji players,” Manchanda said.