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A day after dissolving senior selection panel, DDCA to sack coach Abhay Sharma
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A day after dissolving senior selection panel, DDCA to sack coach Abhay Sharma

“Yes, we have decided to sack coach Abhay Sharma for poor show this season and for no clarity and planning," a senior DDCA official told News18 Cricketnext.

Ranji Trophy: DDCA sacks selection panel for senior team with immediate effect after defeat against Saurashtra
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Ranji Trophy: DDCA sacks selection panel for senior team with immediate effect after defeat against Saurashtra

Explaining the decision to terminate the selection committee, the DDCA director said that the incapability to follow orders and orchestrating puzzling selection decisions led to the expulsion.

Rishabh Pant likely to be shifted to Delhi for plastic surgery: DDCA
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Rishabh Pant likely to be shifted to Delhi for plastic surgery: DDCA

Pant met with a serious accident while returning from Delhi to Roorkee as his car collided with the divider on the Narsan border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal on Friday.

Abhay Sharma pips Sarandeep Singh in ‘tight race’ for Delhi coach; Gagan Khoda to lead selection panel
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Abhay Sharma pips Sarandeep Singh in ‘tight race’ for Delhi coach; Gagan Khoda to lead selection panel

CAC chairman Nikhil Chopra said it was a close race but Abhay Sharma’s coaching experience, and ability to also serve as batting coach, gave him the edge over Sarandeep Singh.

Former India A fielding coach Abhay Sharma roped in as Delhi head coach
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Former India A fielding coach Abhay Sharma roped in as Delhi head coach

Former India A and U-19 fielding coach Abhay Sharma has been appointed as the head coach of the Delhi cricket team ahead of the domestic season beginning October 11

I want to see Delhi cricket back on top, says new DDCA CAC chief Nikhil Chopra
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I want to see Delhi cricket back on top, says new DDCA CAC chief Nikhil Chopra

Returning to DDCA set-up after more than five years, former India cricketer Nikhil Chopra wants to restore order and put Delhi back on top of the cricketing map.

Rohan Jaitley set to retain DDCA presidency, Siddharth Verma becomes new secretary
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Rohan Jaitley set to retain DDCA presidency, Siddharth Verma becomes new secretary

Gautam Gambhir's maternal uncle Pawan Ghulati will be the new treasurer of DDCA as the counting will finish well beyond midnight.

DDCA AGM to be videographed, recording to be sent to ombudsman, says Delhi High Court
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DDCA AGM to be videographed, recording to be sent to ombudsman, says Delhi High Court

The petition was filed by Sunil K Goel seeking direction to appoint a retired judge of the high court as an observer to oversee the proceedings for the AGM of DDCA

DDCA to donate 100 non-invasive ventilators and oxygen concentrators each to Delhi government
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DDCA to donate 100 non-invasive ventilators and oxygen concentrators each to Delhi government

DDCA will also procure 25 extra oxygen concentrators for its members, officials, employees on need basis and returned after use.

Bishan Singh Bedi shifted to private room from ICU after undergoing surgery; recovering well
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Bishan Singh Bedi shifted to private room from ICU after undergoing surgery; recovering well

Bedi had undergone bypass surgery at the hospital last month after he complained of heart problems. He underwent the procedure to remove the blood clot just after the bypass surgery.

Former India captain and spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi undergoes bypass surgery
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Former India captain and spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi undergoes bypass surgery

74-year-old Bedi underwent the procedure 2-3 days back and he is expected to be discharged from the hospital soon, according to a close confidant of the former India captain.

India vs England: Hosts' limited-overs specialists asked to report at Ahmedabad on 1 March
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India vs England: Hosts' limited-overs specialists asked to report at Ahmedabad on 1 March

The T20 series will be played in Ahmedabad between 12 and 20 March and will be followed by a three-match ODI series that will be played in Pune between 23 and 28 March.

Bishan Singh Bedi-DDCA saga a reminder of India's non-existent sports culture
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Bishan Singh Bedi-DDCA saga a reminder of India's non-existent sports culture

The remit of a stadium goes beyond its primary, prosaic function of providing space for sports. These are breathing, living theatres where men and women sweat, simmer, sculpt, and soar. To subject such institutions to the nasty whims of a few is a monumental cultural disservice to the society perpetually bereft of inspiration.

DDCA president Rohan Jaitley says he will request Bishan Singh Bedi to withdraw demand of removing his name from stand
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DDCA president Rohan Jaitley says he will request Bishan Singh Bedi to withdraw demand of removing his name from stand

Rohan, who recently took over as DDCA president, said he would have preferred Bedi to discuss the issue with him personally and not made below the belt remarks against his father, who died last year due to multiple health issues.

Statue of late Arun Jaitley unveiled at DDCA premises by home minister Amit Shah
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Statue of late Arun Jaitley unveiled at DDCA premises by home minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled Jaitley's life-size statue, prepared by 96-year-old renowned sculptor Ram Sutar, the man behind the making of the iconic Statue of Unity in Gujarat.

Bishan Singh Bedi warns DDCA of legal action if his name is not removed from Feroz Shah Kotla stand
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Bishan Singh Bedi warns DDCA of legal action if his name is not removed from Feroz Shah Kotla stand

On Wednesday, Bishan Singh Bedi had shot a letter to the Delhi and District Cricket Association, lambasting it for installing a statue of its late former President Arun Jaitley at the Kotla.

Upset with its functioning, Bishan Singh Bedi writes to DDCA to remove his name from stand at Feroz Shah Kotla ground
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Upset with its functioning, Bishan Singh Bedi writes to DDCA to remove his name from stand at Feroz Shah Kotla ground

Lashing out at the Delhi and District Cricket Association's (DDCA) culture, which he alleged promotes nepotism and puts "administrators ahead of cricketers", Bedi also renounced his membership of the body.

Atul Wassan to head DDCA's new Cricket Advisory Committee
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Atul Wassan to head DDCA's new Cricket Advisory Committee

The CAC is entitled to make recommendations to the DDCA president on the appointment of selection committees, coaches, support staff as per Article 29 of the Articles of Association of the governing body.

DDCA staff member tests COVID-19 positive, Joint Secretary orders to shut down Feroz Shah Kotla
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DDCA staff member tests COVID-19 positive, Joint Secretary orders to shut down Feroz Shah Kotla

The DDCA had planned the start of training for its probables in a phased manner from the beginning of October but there is no surety of that happening, considering that Delhi has had a surge of COVID-19 caseload in the past week.

DDCA apex council to discuss proposal of having stand named after Chetan Chauhan at Feroz Shah Kotla
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DDCA apex council to discuss proposal of having stand named after Chetan Chauhan at Feroz Shah Kotla

Chauhan, who played 40 Test matches for India, breathed his last on Sunday, succumbing to COVID-19 related complications.