As the first-ever 'open' elections in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) concluded on Saturday, IndiaTV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma expressed his gratitude to all the DDCA members who supported him. Mr. Sharma is contesting for the post of DDCA President.
The last day of the polling witnessed heavy turnout with many present and past cricketers, including former India opener Virender Sehwag, turning out to cast their votes.
There are around 3,800 valid voters in the DDCA. The results will be declared on July 2.
Mr. Sharma, who is a Padma Bhushan awardee, said he was overwhelmed with the support he got from the DDCA members.
"I'm overwhelmed with the support I got from the DDCA members. I'm especially thankful to the senior citizens who came to vote for me," Mr. Sharma said.
"I wish DDCA would have made better arrangements for the members who came to vote," he added.
This is 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.