Nehra, Gambhir, Ishant skip Day 2 of camp

Updated: 20 August 2009 16:46 IST

The revolt by some key senior players in the Delhi cricket team seems to continue, as pace bowler Ashish Nehra was missing from Day 2 of the training camp.

Nehra, Gambhir, Ishant skip Day 2 of camp

New Delhi:

The revolt by some key senior players in the Delhi cricket team seems to continue, as pace bowler Ashish Nehra was missing from Day 2 of the training camp on Thursday. Batsman Gautam Gambhir and bowler Ishant Sharma also skipped the second day of the camp.

However, Mithun Manhas, said to be a part of the rebellion, was seen at the camp.

Earlier, faced with a players' revolt, Delhi District and Cricket Association (DDCA) Sports Secretary Sunil Dev tried to downplay the issue by saying Virender Sehwag is like their son and they won't let the flamboyant batsman walk away.

"Sehwag is like our son. He's played all his life here, we will try and pacify him. We might have made some mistakes, but we'll try to talk to him", said Dev.

"The good thing about this furor is that now people will shy away from recommending players to the selection committee".

While Nikhil Chopra, one of the Delhi selectors, has said that Sehwag's cousin Mayank Tehlan doesn't deserve a spot in the team and if the issue is only about him, then it's completely wrong.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi Ranji team started its preparatory camp for the upcoming domestic season without seven players but officials insisted that unrest against the DDCA was not the reason for their absence.

After Virender Sehwag's outburst against "nepotism and corruption" in the DDCA , seven players including pacer Ishant Sharma and opener Gautam Gambhir skipped the opening day of the camp.

However, DDCA Vice-President and Selection Committee chairman Chetan Chauhan insisted that the players were absent because of other engagements.

"All players have reported. Those who are not here, we have information about them," Chauhan said.

Sehwag, who has threatened to quit the Delhi team for Haryana, is likely to meet DDCA President Arun Jaitley on August 26 or 27 and officials said a resolution would be worked out.

Sehwag has alleged that the selection process in the Delhi team is manipulated by the all-powerful Sports Committee. He has received support from other senior players like Gambhir, Ishant and Nehra on the issue.

Topics : Cricket Virender Sehwag
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