The senior workforce is gearing up for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (Nationwide Twenty20 match), beginning February 21.
“At round 1.15 pm as of late at St Stephen flooring the place trials had 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.
“In keeping with the grievance, a case has been registered and the accused and his brother Naresh had been arrested,” the DCP stated.
Dedha’s identify featured within the preliminary 79-member listing, launched via the DDCA in November for the U-23 trials. As consistent with the probables listing accessed via PTI, his date of beginning is November 22, 1995.
DDCA president Rajat Sharma had informed PTI that to blame might not be spared.
“I’ve in my view spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik. The to blame is not going to move unpunished. We will be able to sign up an FIR,” Sharma stated.
Rajat Sharma, who went to fulfill Bhandari on the clinic stated, “He’s very shaken and it’s herbal. The medical doctors have steered that he must be stored below statement for 24 hours as a precautionary measure.”
“The goons had been pressurising him to choose a participant, who had did not get into the U-23 workforce on benefit. Bhandari claimed that one guy additionally threatened him with a revolver.
That is shameful that a good selector used to be being avoided 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 selecting a participant is a brand new low and I’m hopeful that stringent motion will likely be taken in opposition to the perpetrator and ok measures will likely be taken to keep away from 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 to blame whilst present India opener Shikhar Dhawan additionally weighed in.
Disgusted to look this occur proper within the middle of the Capital. This can not slip below the carpet and I can in my view be sure that it does not. First of all I’m calling for a lifestyles ban from all cricket for the participant who orchestrated this assault submit 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, stunning and cowardly. This wishes pressing investigation and the strictest motion must be taken in opposition to the culprits.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 11, 2019
“First of all I’m calling for a lifestyles ban for the participant who orchestrated this assault submit his non-selection.” Delhi’s senior workforce supervisor Shankar Saini narrated the incident.
“I used to be having my meal together with a colleague throughout the tent and Bhandari together with different selectors and senior workforce trainer Mithun Manhas used to be observing the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy probables play a tribulation sport.
“A few males first got here and went as much as Bhandari. There used to be a heated trade between Bhandari and the 2 males. They left and sooner than shall we collect our ideas, unexpectedly some 15 males armed with hockey sticks, rods and cycle chains got here charging,” Saini stated.
“When the opposite senior workforce gamers attending the rigors together with us rushed to save lots of Bhandari, they began threatening us and considered one 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 damage,” the previous Delhi seamer added.;
In step with a watch witness, Dedha and his accomplices chased Bhandari in entrance of the senior workforce gamers as the previous India pacer ran for his lifestyles. When requested who may well be at 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 offers his observation 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 alternatives on the more than a few age-group ranges have additionally surfaced again and again.