New Delhi: The DDCA said it is hopeful of hosting the fourth India-South Africa Test and has the backing of the State government, a day after the Bishan Singh Bedi-led dissident faction cast aspersions over the cricket body’s ability to stage the match. “We are very positive about the match happening at the Feroz Shah Kotla. We have got the backing of the government as well and are confident of making the November 17 deadline set by the BCCI,” DDCA President Sneh Prakash Bansal told PTI.

Earlier, Bedi alongwith many former Delhi cricketers had met Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking his intervention to address the issue of rampant corruption in DDCA and its inability to host the fourth and final match against South Africa starting December 3. Bansal asserted that Bedi and company have painted a wrong picture in front of Kejriwal. The Delhi CM had formed committee to probe financial irregularities. “I have the highest regards for Bedi. But I believe they have presented the wrong picture in front of the Delhi CM. Our delegation met the committee again and tried to clear their doubts. I believe that they are satisfied with what we had to explain,” Bansal said.

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