A key member of the Indian cricket team that won the World Cup in 2011, left-handed batsman Gautam Gambhir will now take all policy decisions with regards to cricket in Delhi as he is back as “government nominee” in DDCA, newly elected secretary Vinod Tihara said on July 2.
Gambhir was appointed ‘government nominee’ last year but court-appointed administrator Justice Vikramajit Sen made it clear that he won’t be allowed as long as he remains an active cricketer.
Vinod Tihara’s recent statement regarding Gambhir came after veteran journalist Rajat Sharma was elected as the head of DDCA after he won the elections.
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) July 2, 2018
Tihara made it clear that they have grand plans for Gambhir.
“The elected members will look after administrative side but cricketing decisions will be taken by cricketer. Gautam is one of the biggest names in Delhi cricket. It’s only natural, he will play a major role. You can put it on record, Gautam will take all policy decisions with regards to cricket,” Tihara told reporters at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.
Tihara also said that Gambhir’s decision will be accorded due respect and he would also get to decide on who all will constitute the Cricket Affairs Committee.
36-year-old Gambhir is currently out of the Indian squad owing to poor form and fitness.
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) July 2, 2018
Gambhir has so far played in 58 Tests and 147 ODIs for India in which he scored 4154 and 5238 runs respectively. In whites, he has 9 centuries and 22 half-centuries, while in ODIs, the left-handed batsman scored 11 centuries and 34 half-centuries.