Azad slams DDCA for attire contract

‘I understand no tender was called & guidelines were flouted’

Former Test allrounder Kirti Azad has raised objections at the manner in which the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) gave “an undeserving company” the contract for providing the playing attire. In a communication to the DDCA president Rajat Sharma, Azad alleged that the concerned company had been awarded a contract for ₹45 lakh without proper procedure.

No tender was called

“Recently, a contract for cricket attire has been given to a newly set-up company for approx ₹45 lakh. Three vendors were called and a so-called best price was arrived at. I understand that no tender was called and the tendering guidelines were flouted. It seems that one director took great pains to give a certificate to a new company ahead of several established companies,” Azad pointed out to Sharma.

In an earlier mail to the DDCA, Azad had expressed disappointment at the manner in which the two-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had gone about its job of picking the coaches in various age-categories for the forthcoming season.

Azad had pointed out a few cases of players not from Delhi being appointed as selectors. He also highlighted examples of players with a Conflict of Interest issue getting into various posts as selectors or coaches.

In reply to all the allegations by Azad, Sharma had assured, “I have forwarded your concerns and suggestions to the CAC. You will appreciate that all cricket-related decisions are being taken by the CAC consisting of internationally acclaimed cricketers, as per the Supreme Court guidelines and new constitution. I am sure they will address the issues raised by you in your mail.”

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