New Delhi, June 19: Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) has finally cleared the dues of India's Test skipper Virat Kohli for leading the Delhi team in the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy three years ago.
Virat Kohli was paid Rs 176,400 by the DDCA for leading the Delhi team in the trophy in 2013.
As per a TOI report, the controversy ridden DDCA cleared the dues of its regular players for the year 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons this year.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was also given his dues for playing in the Vijay Hazare trophy in December. He was paid an amount of Rs 2,37,600. While other players still have to be paid.
Virender Sehwag, who left Delhi to play for Haryana after 2014-15 season, too received Rs 9,000 as outstanding balance. His former opening partner and Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir was paid Rs 4,500 in pending fees.
"The bills from these big names were lying with the association for years. If there is surplus money in the association, there's no harm in clearing out as much payment as possible. The association can settle its account once the money comes from BCCI," DDCA treasurer Ravinder Manchanda said as quoted by TOI.
The DDCA was embroiled in a lot of controversy earlier this year after its president SP Bansal was alleged for misappropriation of funds by former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad.