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Bishan Singh Bedi to DDCA

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Email to association president comes after decision to install statue of ex-president Arun Jaitley

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi has asked the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) to remove his name from the spectators’ stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, his home ground in domestic cricket, while also renouncing his membership with the association. In an email to the DDCA, Bedi said his decision was in response to news that the association had decided to erect a statue of Arun Jaitley, the former president of the association, at the stadium, which was renamed after him following his death last year.

Bedi, after whom the stand at the venue was named in 2017, referred to what he called the “unsavoury past” and nepotism of Jaitley’s 14-year reign as DDCA president as the reason for his decision.

Here’s the full text of the email, written by Bedi to Rohan Jaitley, Arun Jaitley’s son and the new president of the DDCA, on December 22.

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Dear Sir,

I write this letter with a heavy heart & deep sense of embarrassment.

I’m old enough to know that one doesn’t talk ill of the dead. And I hope you are also old enough to be in the know of my personal relationship with Late Arun Jaitley was never quite on the same page. Let’s say we weren’t really cricketing buddies when he was the President of DDCA. My reservations about the choice of people he hand picked to run the day to day affairs of DDCA is well known. I remember walking out from a meeting at his residence whence he was unable to throw out a rowdy element using terribly foul language. I think I was too head strong..too Old school..& too proud an Indian cricketer to be co-opted into the corrupt darbar of sycophants Arun Jaitley mustered at the Kotla during his stewardship.

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