New Delhi, Dec 29: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), also known as Delhi Daddies Cricket Association, or Delhi District Crooks Association, has always been mired in corruption and cronyism. After allegations of financial irregularities by DDCA officials, the cricket body is now accused of running sex racket and asking sexual favours for selecting players. Also Read - Delhi Shocker: Woman Falls Off Moving Auto After Argument With Boyfriend, Dies
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his alleged role in financial irregularities during his tenure, made another sensational claim that the DDCA was running sex racket and he had proof that top officials sought sexual favours from a senior TV journalist’s wife to field his son in a Delhi team. “You’ll be amazed to hear this, a senior journalist’s wife got a text message to come to a DDCA official’s house at night, so that her son could be selected,” Kejriwal said. (ALSO READ: Arun Jaitley turned a blind eye to DDCA mess during his tenure and it is back to haunt him) Also Read - Delhi CM Kejriwal Still Has Full Z Plus Security Cover: Centre on AAP's Claim
This is not the first time when the DDCA officials were accused of seeking sexual favours for selecting cricketers. Such incidents were reported in 2007 and 2008 but the body didn’t take any strict action against the culprits. It was reported that a senior DDCA selector allegedly demanded sexual favour from a 13-year-old aspiring cricketer’s mother to play the boy in a sub-junior team. The boy’s father then hired a prostitute for Rs 5,000 and presented her as his wife. Also Read - Delhi Man Kills Wife, Sleeps Next to Body
The selector took one year to find out that the woman he had met and dated was not the boy’s mother, but someone who had been paid to do a job. Despite the story was published, the DDCA took no action against the selector, who still holds a top position in DDCA.
Besides asking sexual favours, the DDCA officials also demand huge amount from parents of young aspirants for selecting players in the team. “The ongoing rate for an Under-14 team starts from Rs 4.5 lakh. It goes up to Rs 10 lakh if you want your son to play all the matches,” a senior DDCA official was quoted by DNA as saying.
These reports suggest that there is something really going wrong and Arvind Kejriwal is not making just baseless allegations.