Rohan Jaitley files nomination for DDCA president’s post
Late former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s son Rohan is all set to become the next president of the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) and has promised to halt “unnecessary expenses” in the corruption and controversy-ridden body.
Former India player and current MP Gautam Gambhir’s maternal uncle Pawan Gulati has filed his nomination for the vacant treasurer’s post.
On the last day of filing nominations for the president’s post, Jaitley filed his papers, following in the footsteps of his father, who died last year. He is learnt to have the support of all the major factions in the association.
“Yes, I have filed my nomination today. I would like to work for the betterment of Delhi cricket and would love to have everyone on the same page. It’s good to come back and serve the association with an aim to take it where it should be,” the 31-year-old told PTI during an interaction after the completion of formalities.
It is expected that the young lawyer will be a unanimous choice of all warring factions at the DDCA. When asked about it, he laughed.
The only other candidate, Sunil Goel, has withdrawn after filing his nomination for the president’s post.
“I don’t mind a contest. It is good for the democratic process. The idea is to bring in good people at appropriate times to have checks and balances in place,” he said.
Asked about his plans, Jaitley seemed pretty clear about what he would like to achieve.
“The first idea is to get a Vision Document and also put the necessary checks and balances in place so that we move in right directions,” he said.
“I will be working on some unexplored areas of integrity, technology and giving due importance to sports management, along with sports clubs, and infrastructure.”