n the latest twist to the furore around alleged corruption in the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA), the Aam Aadmi Party has termed Virat Kohli a ‘whistleblower who exposed corruption under Arun Jaitley.”
AAP’s statement comes a day after DDCA working president Chetan Chauhan claimed that Kohli wouldn’t have been the captain of the Indian test team had there been corruption in the cricket body.
In an interview to The Hindu, Kohli had said, “Being ignored for the Delhi under-14 squad was shattering for me. You know well how the system works in Delhi. The option was to do someone a favour and get me into the team. That option was presented to my father and was promptly dismissed. Next year I got into the team on my credentials.”
The party asked the finance minister as to who in the DDCA asked for favours from Kohli’s father for his selection in the under-14 team. It also asked Jaitley why Kohli was allegedly ignored when his father refused to meet the demands of DDCA office-bearers.
“Mr. Jaitley, can you deny the specific allegations made by Indian skipper Virat Kohli?,” the party asked in a press release.
Over the last couple of weeks, the AAP and the Centre have traded blows at each other in connection with the DDCA row. The AAP has alleged that the cricket body under Jaitley has been involved in large-scale financial irregularities. Jaitley on his part has termed the allegations baseless.
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