DDCA Official accused of stealing peanuts from Rajasthan’s dressing room

Editor Sportzwiki / 25 December 2014

According to Hindustan Times, one more controversy has hit Delhi District Cricket Association. This time it’s not the age fraud, proxy powers, poor pitch or corruption, but for stealing the property of the visiting team.

One of the DDCA officials was accused of stealing peanuts from the Rajasthan dressing room at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, during Rajasthan’s Ranji Trophy game against Delhi that got over last night (24-12-2014). Rajasthan manager, Vijendar Yadav has filed a written complaint last night to the DDCA’s anti-corruption official, Manoj Choudhary.

“We had bought peanuts for our players during the match between Delhi and Rajasthan. After eating some of them we kept the packet in our dressing room. Mr Maqsood Karim came to our dressing room without permission and took the packet of peanuts. We request you to please look into the matter as a lot of valuable items are kept in the dressing room. Please ensure that only authorised persons are allowed in the playing area,” he mentioned in his complaint.

It is rumoured that Maqsood is a DDCA member and its coordinator for nets, while Choudhary is a former state-level umpire. With the DDCA itself in ferment, it only led to more drama. On Tuesday evening, Maqsood and Choudhary got into a major scuffle in the Kotla premises. A call was made and the police arrived, the upheaval lasting till late in the night. Maqsood finally tendered an apology.

“Yes, we filed a complaint to DDCA as this is very serious issue. The BCCI is very strict about its anti-corruption code. Here, an unauthorised person was right inside our dressing room,” Yadav told.

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