Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) ombudsman (retd) Judge Deepak Verma on Sunday issued a show cause notice to the five members of the Financial Committee and Infra Committee questioning about the construction work going on at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. The ombudsman has issued notice to the members taking cognizance of it. Delhi & District Cricket Association is facing allegations of scams in the construction of lounges, restaurants and bars. Rajan Manchanda, DDCA Joint Secretary on 28 February said in the DDCA Apex Council that the Arun Jaitley Stadium has shown excessive expenditure on construction of lounges, restaurants and bars etc.
The ombudsman in its order on Sunday said, 'I received Rajan Manchanda's e-mail in which he informed about the unauthorized payment of Rs 34 lakh which was given to MSL Jangid JV Company. He had requested a show cause notice to the members of the Infra Committee. Apart from this, two officials of DDCA and the apex council have also asked me for a date in which they will inform me about the said incident and the issues raised in the complaint thereafter. I then direct the following person from the Financial Committee and Infra Committee to appear on 31 March and issue a show cause notice to Sanjay Bhardwaj (Financial Committee), Alok Mittal (Financial and Infra Committee), Apoorva Jain (Financial and Infra Committee), SN Sharma (Financial Committee), Nitin Gupta (Infra Committee).
DDCA ombudsman Deepak Verma said that the election of the post of DDCA President should be postponed due to Corona virus. Rajat Sharma resigned from the post, which has been vacant since then. Naveen Chawla (Election Officer) wrote an e-mail to Deepak requesting him to postpone the election. According to Naveen's letter to Deepak Verma, 'I received the e-mail of Election Officer Naveen Chawla on 14 March. He has expressed his concern over holding elections during the chances of corona virus infection. He says that it will not be right to declare an election date until the situation becomes clear and better. The Delhi government has banned the gathering of more than 200 people at one place by 31 March.