The thought of erecting a statue of Late Arun Jaitley on the Ferozshah Kotla right here has made former Test captain Bishan Singh Bedi write to the newly-elected DDCA president Rohan Jaitley to take his identify off one of many spectators’ stands.
Former Test captain Bishan Singh Bedi
Not recognized to mince phrases, Bedi expressed his anguish by renouncing his DDCA membership in a hard-hitting letter spanning over 850 words. He recalled, “DDCA’s unsavoury previous,” moreover the “corrupt durbar of sycophants Arun Jaitley mustered on the Kotla throughout his stewardship” and way more.
‘Riddled with corruption’
Making his level, Bedi acknowledged, “A mere Google search would have helped to know that Late Arun Jaitley’s tenure at DDCA was riddled with corruption. You being a lawyer also needs to know the circumstances of large misappropriation of funds are nonetheless pending in courts. Late Arun Jaitley, I’m informed, was a ready politician. So it’s Parliament, and never a cricket stadium, which wants to recollect him for posterity.
“You’ll want to be educated that sports activities directors don’t must be self-serving. Individuals who surround you now won’t ever inform you that it’s W. G. Grace at Lord’s…, Sir Jack Hobbs on the Oval…, Sir Donald Bradman on the SCG…, Sir Garfield Sobers at Barbados & Shane Warne of the latest classic on the MCG, who adorn their cricket stadia, with the Spirit of Cricket by no means out of place.
So when the children stroll into these stadiums these majestic statues/busts improve & enliven the inspiring tales of those previous heroes that their elders inform them. Sporting arenas want sporting function fashions. The place of the directors is of their glass cabins. Since DDCA doesn’t perceive this Common cricket tradition, I have to stroll out of it.