DDCA election: Lal gets backing of 1983 WC heroes

The 1983 World Cup heroes including Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath and Krishnamachari Srikkanth have come out in strong support of team-mate Madan Lal.

Madan Lal has filed a nomination for the president’s post.   -  PTI

The 1983 World Cup heroes including Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath and Krishnamachari Srikkanth have come out in strong support of team-mate Madan Lal, who is contesting against senior journalist Rajat Sharma for the post of president in the upcoming Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) elections on June 30.

“I want to wish you all the luck for the new innings. You are my brother, you are my idol. I have grown up watching you,” said Dev in a video message on Twitter.

Former India opener Srikkanth said as a successful international cricketer - Lal has represented India in 39 Tests and 67 ODIsv- Lal is best suited for the job.

“People like you who have played a lot for India, who are honest, should stand for elections. By the grace of God, you will win this election,” said Srikkanth.

On paper, the nominations for various posts have been filed as per Lodha recommendations but family members of former officer-bearers have managed to throw their hats into the ring.