Now, Sehwag is so miffed with the nepotism and corruption in the Delhi District Cricket Association, he even wants to quit Delhi
over the matter. He's fuming over the clout of the DDCA Sports Committee in the selection of teams at different levels. We thought those days were gone after NDTV repeatedly dug it up, and showed up DDCA in 2004 for the badly run association that it was. We thought things were getting better with their Ranji Triumph in 2008. It doesn't seem so. Moreover, one of the officials downplaying Sehwag's comments is Vinod Tihara. His son, Vartik Tihara, was in the probables, and may even have made the squad, for Delhi's Ranji team.
One solution, however, is disturbing. Sehwag seems to be headed to Haryana
. A few years ago, Sehwag and Akash Chopra thought of shifting to Haryana because of the corruption that existed then. They stayed on, and it wasn't too bad for Delhi, as they got better. If they head for Haryana, it's not a good thing at all. They're a badly-run association, fielding a weak team. That's too weak even for these two to rescue. Their selectors are even worse than Delhi's- they often don't reward performance, and instead pick unsuitable players in the team for flimsy reasons. First, they got rid of Ajay Ratra, citing dubious reasons, and since, more such selection bloopers, as also a very flimsy top-six, were their undoing as they were relegated to Plate and were stuck there. Now they have lost more than a few players (Ratra shifted to Goa), while Delhi has been more or less intact.