Manjot Kalra, Nitish Rana and Shivam Mavi should have received a uniform order: DDCA official
NEW DELHI: Ex District and Delhi cricket association ( DDCA ) Ombudsman Justice (Retired) Badr Durrez Ahmed has left the association in one place with his decision to suspend Manjot Kalra for a year to avoid age at the junior level.
The reason behind the lack of sleep is that the Ombudsman decided otherwise for hitter Nitish Frog and bowler Shivam Mavi . While he has ordered an additional investigation in Rana's case, Mavi's case will be handled by the BCCI. A senior DDCA official said that it is surprising that a uniformity was not maintained in the matter even though all three matters are age-related. He further questioned the timing of the punishment.
Kalra was ready to play for Delhi in the game Ranji Trophy, but now he obviously can't. While it's okay to stay away until you're found innocent, it should have been the same for Rana and Mavi. Uniformity is the basics that should be requested. You cannot suspend one, put another under investigation and pass the third to BCCI.
In addition, I am sure he did not realize the situation just before he left office. Now we have a new Ombudsman who will have to review all the documents again and then decide on the matter. Anyway, if it was his way of being vindictive, the players should not have suffered, he lamented.
When asked if Deepak Verma had the matter delivered now, the official said: Yes, all the documents have been sent to him and we hope to get a clear picture as soon as possible because at the end of the day, the players' careers are in Game.
Kalra, who scored one hundred in the final of the last edition of the U19 World Cup, played for Delhi U23 against Bengal last week and scored 80.
Delhi senior team's vice-captain Rana plays for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) while Shivam Mavi is a rising U-19 star. In January 2018, he was bought by KKR in the IPL auction and made his T20 debut for the Kolkata-based franchise later that year.