DDCA executive committee suspends secretary Vinod Tihara

DDCA executive committee suspends secretary Vinod Tihara

NEW DELHI: The Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) suspended its secretary Vinod Tihara on charges of bringing disrepute to the organization and attempts to “usurp the power” of the board of directors, only a month after he had assumed office.nnThe decision was taken at the EC meeting where 12 out of the 15 members supported the decision to suspend Tihara as he had allegedly tried to challenge the functioning powers of president Rajat Sharma.nnThe decision was taken after Tihara tried to stop all the appointments sanctioned by the DDCA president after taking approval from the majority of board members.nn”It was a decision taken by the Board of directors. The board has withdrawn all his powers of functioning as he was disrupting the activities of the association. He was giving instructions which effectively usurped the powers of the board,” DDCA president Rajat Sharma told PTI today.nnInterestingly, Sharma and Tihara fought elections together to defeat former cricketer Madan Lal, who was fronted by the CK Khanna-Chetan Chauhan lobby.nnThe DDCA president, who is also a renowned journalist, expressed his disappointment that it had to eventually end like this.nn”I have been trying to work out a solution for some time now. On advice of some senior DDCA members, I had approached Tihara for reconciliation but it was of no avail. He didn’t leave the board with any option but to suspend him,” said Sharma.nnThe DDCA president informed that resolutions of today’s meeting of the board has been handed over to the DDCA ombudsman and as per rule he can take up to six months to give his decision.nnTihara on his part said that he will take legal recourse and challenge the decision.nn”They have suspended me in an illegal manner. I will certainly challenge this decision in court of law,” said the suspended secretary.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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