DDCA inquiry committee to probe Gambhir-Bhaskar altercation

Former India player Madan Lal will head three-member panel.

Gautam Gambhir confronted coach K.P. Bhaskar after Delhi’s Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign ended.   -  K.R. Deepak

Former India cricketer and Delhi stalwart Madan Lal has been appointed the head of a three-member inquiry committee, formed by Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), to look into the altercation between Gautam Gambhir and K.P. Bhaskar during the Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign in Bhubaneswar.

Apart from Lal, the other two members of the committee are ambassador Rajendra S. Rathore and advocate Sony Singh. A circular issued by DDCA administrator Justice Vikramjit Sen has asked the committee to complete the inquiry within two weeks from the date of direction and submit a report with its findings and recommendations.

Under coach Bhaskar, Delhi has had its worst domestic season in recent times; it failed to get past the first round in any of the competitions. Gambhir confronted Bhaskar after Delhi’s campaign ended and some harsh words were exchanged.

While Bhaskar made allegations in certain sections of the media about Gambhir abusing him, the former India captain, a two-time World Cup winner, on his part said Bhaskar was playing with careers of young players like Unmukt Chand, Nitish Rana and Pawan Negi.