While J&K Cricket Association senior selection committee is working smoothly and no one raising a question about any selection or decision, it is the junior selection committee that is has been in the news from the day of its existence.
From the first day, selection procedure and players selected in Under-16, 19, 23 level teams has not been done on fair manner and there have been number of instances where in certain individuals with no cricketing background got in the team. There have been reports of malpractices, biased and favoritism being implied in the selection procedure.
As the junior selection committee is the only committee that selects above age group teams, it has got free hand to do anything and anytime. In the middle of the event certain individuals without proper public notice where given team entrance in past and continues to happen.
One of the most stunning features of this committee has been that it has dropped certain top performing players and included the players who have not been even in trials. There needs to check balance in system but in case of this set of selectors there is nothing that sort of thing in place. Selections are done under curtains and then changes are done freely without any press release or public notice. It looks there is no one to talk about it or raise question in KJKCA system with only one person holding entire JKCA under its belt. It seems he has kept his eyes closed while these all things are happening.
While previous JKCA bodies were never good but if such things would have been happening under their then there was opposition that would have raised the issue. This time no such thing is happening and it seems this committee has its CEO’s blessing.
Latest in the news is that Fazil Rashid who was included in Under-23 after being dropped from Ranji Trophy has again been dropped while other two similar cases, Shubham Pundir and Paras Sharma have not been dropped. A total case of bias. Another case is that Taizeem Tak , J&K Under-19 campaign campaign top wicket taker has been dropped from longer format withouy5t given a reason. Now there is new news that two new faces have been included in Under-19 team who were never even in reckoning or have performance on their back.