New Delhi : Having won many a battle for India on the cricket field, the hit opening pair of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir will now be padding up together off the field after being named in the newly formed Cricket Committee of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA).

Sehwag and Gambhir will be joined by their one time teammates Aakash Chopra and Rahul Sanghvi as they would chalk out the roadmap for Delhi cricket along with powers to select coaches, selectors and other issues related to the game.

While DDCA president Rajat Sharma in a press release stated that the appointments have been done as per Lodha Committee recommendations, the powers and scope of the committee has again given rise to questions on Conflict of Interest.

Some of the questions being asked are how can Gambhir being an active cricketer have a say in selection of selectors, who will in turn select him? Gambhir, incidentally, was government representative in DDCA last year, a move that was stalled by former administrator Justice Vikramajeet Sen. Once Sharma faction came to power it was known that Gambhir would be given an important position.

Sehwag has a cricket academy and is also an expert on India TV, the channel owned by the DDCA president himself. Sanghvi is associated with Mumbai Indians while Aakash is an expert on various news channels.

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