A learning curve, says a relieved Mudgal

A learning curve, says a relieved Mudgal
High Court appointed observer Justice Mukul Mudgal was relieved on successful organisation of the fourth Test between India and South at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, which had faced a serious risk of losing the hosting rights following the mess surrounding Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Mudgal would be submitting his detailed report about the match and the DDCA to the Delhi High Court, “particularising the several challenges which need to be overcome by the time next match is played in Delhi."

"It will take me at least seven to 10 days.The experience has been a learning curve,” he said.

Mudgal, in a statement on Monday, thanked his team and also former Deputy CAG of India IP Singh for making the match a “financial success.”

He mentioned his regret on the “avoidable inconvenience” caused to former players and Delhi Chief Minister following the cancellation of felicitation function for the 1983 and 2011 World Cup winners from Delhi.

“I am happy that Delhi has witnessed a Test match lasting five days. The real heroes apart from the players of both teams are about 40,000 school children who thronged Kotla for five days with their full throated support throughout. Their presence created magical atmosphere and attracted more spectators. The Delhi Administration deserves full credit for ensuring a smooth transport and the management of the children,” Mudgal said.

“I would be happy if BCCI, which has already done so in Bangalore and Nagpur, ensures that all Test centres allow school kids free entry. I also regret the avoidable inconvenience caused to the Hon’ble  Chief Minister of Delhi  and Delhi administration  and the cricketers due to the cancellation of their felicitation.”

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