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Jadeja quits as Delhi Ranji team coach

PAKISTAN'S VETERAN CRICKETER MUSHTAQ AHMED SHARES A LIGHT MOMENT WITH HIS INDIAN COUNTERPART AJAY JADEJA IN PATIALA.  Pakistan's veteran cricketer Mushtaq Ahmed (L) shares a light moment with his Indian counterpart Ajay Jadeja before the start of a match in Patiala, in the northern Indian state of Punjab, February, 19, 2004. Twelve cricket players from Pakistan are in the city to play a cricket match against Indian state Punjab's XI team. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore - RTRT38S
PAKISTAN'S VETERAN CRICKETER MUSHTAQ AHMED SHARES A LIGHT MOMENT WITH HIS INDIAN COUNTERPART AJAY JADEJA IN PATIALA. Pakistan's veteran cricketer Mushtaq Ahmed (L) shares a light moment with his Indian counterpart Ajay Jadeja before the start of a match in Patiala, in the northern Indian state of Punjab, February, 19, 2004. Twelve cricket players from Pakistan are in the city to play a cricket match against Indian state Punjab's XI team. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore - RTRT38S

New Delhi, Oct.2 : Former Indian batsman Ajay Jadeja has resigned as the coach of the Delhi Ranji Trophy team.

Jadeja said he took the decision to quit as his ‘opinions or inputs did not matter’ to the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

“Now, it seems the DDCA is back to working on its own and does not need the services of anyone appointed by government nominees or otherwise. No one within the organisation seems to have a problem with this way of functioning,” Jadeja was quoted, as saying.

The 44-year-old, however, thanked everyone who helped him to get involved with Delhi cricket, adding that his sole objective was to see that cricket and players are not left disadvantaged.

On him not accompanying the Delhi Ranji team to Rajasthan, Jadeja said, “”I have read in the newspapers that the reason I have not travelled with the team is because Amit Bhandari has been appointed assistant coach.I would like to clarify that this is not the reason. It is sad to see that once again players are being used to settle personal scores in the DDCA.”

Jadeja was appointed by nominees of the Delhi government, and refused to travel with the team for their opening match of the the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season against Rajasthan that starts from today.(ANI)