The senior crew is gearing up for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (Nationwide Twenty20 match), beginning February 21.
“At round 1.15 pm these days at St Stephen flooring the place trials have been happening, one particular person Anuj Dheda, who used to be now not decided on, got here and requested about his rejection and slapped Bhandari. Some 10-15 extra boys got here and hit him,” Nupur Prasad, Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) stated.
“According to the grievance, a case has been registered and the accused and his brother Naresh have been arrested,” the DCP stated.
Dedha’s identify featured within the preliminary 79-member record, launched by means of the DDCA in November for the U-23 trials. As in line with the probables record accessed by means of PTI, his date of start is November 22, 1995.
DDCA president Rajat Sharma had informed PTI that responsible is probably not spared.
“I’ve for my part spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik. The responsible won’t move unpunished. We will be able to sign in an FIR,” Sharma stated.
Rajat Sharma, who went to fulfill Bhandari on the health center stated, “He’s very shaken and it’s herbal. The docs have steered that he must be stored below commentary for 24 hours as a precautionary measure.”
“The goons have been pressurising him to make a choice a participant, who had did not get into the U-23 crew on advantage. Bhandari claimed that one guy additionally threatened him with a revolver.
That is shameful that a decent selector used to be being averted from acting his tasks. I’ve been informed that one particular person has been detained for wondering,” Rajat Sharma knowledgeable.
Former India batman Virender Sehwag demanded strict motion.
The assault on Delhi selector Amit Bhandari for now not choosing a participant is a brand new low and I’m hopeful that stringent motion will probably be taken towards the perpetrator and ok measures will probably be taken to steer clear of such incidents.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 11, 2019
Former India opener and Delhi legend Gautam Gambhir stated a lifestyles ban must be passed to the responsible whilst present India opener Shikhar Dhawan additionally weighed in.
Disgusted to peer this occur proper within the center of the Capital. This can not slip below the carpet and I can for my part be sure that it does not. Initially I’m calling for a lifestyles ban from all cricket for the participant who orchestrated this assault publish his non-selection. https://t.co/RpS6fzTcNl
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 11, 2019
I will’t consider this has took place to @Amitbhandari110 bhaiya. It’s unhappy, surprising and cowardly. This wishes pressing investigation and the strictest motion must be taken towards the culprits.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 11, 2019
“Initially I’m calling for a lifestyles ban for the participant who orchestrated this assault publish his non-selection.” Delhi’s senior crew supervisor Shankar Saini narrated the incident.
“I used to be having my meal at the side of a colleague within the tent and Bhandari at the side of different selectors and senior crew trainer Mithun Manhas used to be staring at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy probables play a tribulation recreation.
“A few males first got here and went as much as Bhandari. There used to be a heated change between Bhandari and the 2 males. They left and earlier than shall we accumulate our ideas, all at once some 15 males armed with hockey sticks, rods and cycle chains got here charging,” Saini stated.
“When the opposite senior crew avid gamers attending the rigors at the side of us rushed to save lots of Bhandari, they began threatening us and one in every of them stated, “Do not get into this or else we will be able to shoot you.”
“They attacked Bhandari with hockey sticks and rods as he attempted to run away and he sustained head harm,” the previous Delhi seamer added.;
Consistent with an eye fixed witness, Dedha and his accomplices chased Bhandari in entrance of the senior crew avid gamers as the previous India pacer ran for his lifestyles. When requested who might be in the back of the assault, Saini stated, “I used to be now not there when those two guys got here and spoke with Bhandari. He’s clearly rattled and as soon as he provides his commentary to the police, we will be able to get to grasp extra.”
Delhi cricket has at all times been mired in corruption fees and allegations of doubtful choices on the quite a lot of age-group ranges have additionally surfaced over and over again.