DDCA Election Results 2018: IndiaTV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma was on Monday elected as the new president of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA). The results of the DDCA elections, which took place during June 27-30, were declared on Monday.
Mr. Sharma received a total of 1,521 votes (54.40 per cent) in his favour. Rakesh Kumar Bansal has been elected as the Vice President with 48.87 per cent votes in his favour.
Meanwhile, Vinod Tihara has been elected as Secretary, Om Prakash Sharma is the new Treasurer and Rajan Manchanda is the Joint Secretary.
Apart from them, Renu Khanna has been elected as Director Woman, Apurv Jain, Alok Mittal, Nitin Gupta, Shivnandan Sharma, CA Sudhir Kumar Aggarwal were elected as Directors while Sanjay Bhardwaj has been elected as the Director First Class Cricketer.
"I thank all members of DDCA who voted in the elections and reposed their trust in us. I now invite all the members to join hands to bring about transparency in the functioning of DDCA," Mr. Sharma said after the results.
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) July 2, 2018
Mr. Sharma will serve as the DDCA President for the next three years.
Mr. Sharma, who is a Padma Bhushan awardee, promised to bring in transparency and accountability in the state association after his team's 12-0 clean sweep in the DDCA elections.
The four-day long elections saw a turnout of over 72 per cent. A total of 2,791 DDCA members turned up to cast their votes out of the 3,828 eligible voters.
This was the first time that the polls were held without much-criticised proxy voting system, as directed by administrator Justice Vikramajit Sen.
The proxy system of voting has been considered by many as the root cause of corruption in DDCA.