Uninvited DDCA joint secretary snubbed at BCCI conclave

It was confirmed that no DDCA office-bearer authorised joint secretary Vivek Gupta to attend the BCCI conclave.

Representative image.   -  Vivek Bendre

In what turned out to be another embarrassment for the controversy-ridden Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), its joint secretary Vivek Gupta was not allowed to attend the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) working committee meeting as he went there uninvited.

It was confirmed that no DDCA office-bearer authorised Gupta to attend the BCCI conclave but he allegedly tagged along with the vice president of Central Zone, C. K. Khanna. As per rules, DDCA can have a representative at the working committee meeting.

While Khanna attended the meeting, DDCA officials are baffled as to who allowed Gupta to go to Dharamsala at the time of BCCI annual conclave.

“I never authorised Vivek Gupta on behalf of DDCA to attend the meeting. I don’t know anything as no letter was written by me,” DDCA general secretary Anil Khanna told PTI today.

When Gupta was asked as to how he went to represent DDCA, he couldn’t give a convincing reply.

“I went there for sightseeing,” was all Gupta said before he snapped the call.

It has been learnt, when Gupta tried to check-in at the ‘Hotel Pavilion’ in Dharamsala, where all officials were booked for stay, he was informed that his name was not in the list of boarders.