India news December 30, 2013

Bishan Bedi loses DDCA election

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former India captain Bishan Bedi lost the election for the presidency of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) by a huge margin to Sneh Prakash Bansal. Bedi got only 285 votes, while Bansal got 3433, and none of the other international cricketers in Bedi's camp could manage even 200 votes in their respective categories.

"Out of 4300 votes, we had already submitted 3400 proxy votes by 10am. So it has been a big victory for us. The members have shown their faith in us and we will have to continue doing the good work," DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan, who retained his post by getting 3442 votes, told PTI.

Surinder Khanna lost the general secretary's election to Anil Khanna by 2345 votes, while Madan Lal was beaten in the sports secretary's election by 3258 votes. Two other former international cricketers Gursharan Singh and Abbas Ali Baig fought for a place in the executive committee but got only 163 and 169 votes.