India TV’s owner Rajat Sharma elected as new DDCA president

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Renowned journalist and the owner of India TV channel Rajat Sharma was on Monday elected as the new president of the Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) after polling 54.40% of the total votes cast.

The results of the DDCA elections, which took place between 27 June and 30 June, were declared on Monday morning. Rakesh Kumar Bansal was elected as the Vice President with 48.87% votes in his favour.

Meanwhile, Vinod Tihara has been elected as Secretary, Om Prakash Sharma is the new Treasurer and Rajan Manchanda is the Joint Secretary, reported India TV.

Apart from them, Renu Khanna has been elected as Director Woman, Apurv Jain, Alok Mittal, Nitin Gupta, Shivnandan Sharma, CA Sudhir Kumar Aggarwal were elected as Directors while Sanjay Bhardwaj has been elected as the Director First Class Cricketer.

The four-day long elections saw a turnaround of over 72 per cent. A total of 2,791 DDCA members turned up to cast their votes out of the 3,828 eligible voters.

“I thank all members of DDCA who voted in the elections and reposed their trust in us. I now invite all the members to join hands to bring about transparency in the functioning of DDCA,” Sharma wrote in a tweet after his victory.

The journalist had applied for the post on 16 May. Padma Bhushan awardee Sharma is the Chairman and Chief Editor of Hindi news channel India TV.

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