Kirti Azad, who was a member of India’s World Cup winning team in 1983, has applied for the post of selector of Delhi Senior Team. Kirti has done so at the request of former veteran spinner Bishan Singh Bedi. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently raised the upper age limit for national selectors to 60 years but it remains to be seen if there are any separate conditions for Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
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“I was asked by my ‘captain’ Bishan Singh Bedi and a lot of cricket fans whether I can bring back the glory days of Delhi cricket,” he said.
Previously in the BJP, Azad is now associated with the Congress. Azad had differences with him when Arun Jaitley was the chairman of the DDCA. Azad, however, does not believe that he will have any problem working with the new chairman Rohan Jaitley.
Rohan is the son of former BJP leader and late Union Minister Arun Jaitley. The 61-year-old, who has played seven Tests and 25 ODIs for India, said, “I had no major dispute with Arun Jaitley. Yes, we could not agree on some issues and I was quite vocal about that. As far as Rohan is concerned, I consider him like a son.
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He said, ‘Rohan is a youth and he has new ideas. I do not believe in digging out old issues. I want to work together for the betterment of Delhi cricket.