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Vijay Dahiya to get Rs 15 lakh, DDCA sack Under-19 selection committee

Vijay Dahiya to get Rs 15 lakh, DDCA sack Under-19 selection committee
However Dahiya at this point of time has decided not to make it an issue and will be travelling with the state team to Rohtak for their next Ranji Trophy campaign against Haryana starting January 5. “I along with treasurer (Ravinder Manchanda) met Vijay and told him that we can offer him a contract of Rs 15 lakh for the season. He is not a member of DDCA, so paying him is not a problem. Actually, when Vijay and other support staff were appointed, the appointments were not made through proper channel as in a proposal placed infront of executive committee,” Chauhan told reporters on Friday.

“But we have decided that we will give Vijay a contract and he will be getting Rs 15 lakh for the current season. There is a trainer called Nishant Singh and he also didn’t have a contract. So we have also decided to pay him a salary of Rs 75,000 for six months and a return air-ticket,” Chauhan further added. It was learnt Dahiya had demanded Rs 35 lakh but it seems that he will have to settle for an amount which is nearly half the figure quoted by him. In another significant development, the U-19 selection committee headed by former Delhi captain Bantoo Singh has been removed after allegations of  malpractices regarding the selection of the colts.

“We had a lot of complaints about the U-19 selection committee and have decided to form a new panel. The good news is Madan Lal has agreed to be a ‘Mentor’ to the U-19 team and will not charge a penny for it. Every decision on development of U-19 cricket will be taken by Madan,” Chauhan added.

Sneh Bansal’s faction moves court

The all-powerful executive committee of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) decided to suspend its president Sneh Bansal on “allegations of misappropriation and siphoning off funds”.

Stripped off his powers, Bansal, who is currently a BCCI vice-president, has decided to move court. Bansal has moved court terming that it is an “illegal resolution passed by some of the executive members led by Ravinder Manchanda and Chetan Chauhan, whereby the elected president and general secretary of DDCA were illegally stripped of their powers in violation of the Company law and also the  memorandum of the DDCA.”

DDCA’s acting head Chetan Chauhan and his faction had formed a four-member fact-finding committee chaired by Sunil Jain along with Siddharth Verma, Salil Seth and Vinod Garg to look into the alleged misappropriation. “We have decided that we will be locking Sneh Bansal’s cabin at the Kotla and also be taking a decision on whether to disband his DDCA membership. He won’t be allowed to enter the office premises,” Chauhan said. 
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