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By: KSW Staff

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Srinagar: As the J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) has stopped all its activities in the wake of prevailing situation in Kashmir, the former Team India all-rounder Irfan Pathan is also going to leave Kashmir.

JKCA on August 3 (Saturday) stopped all its ongoing activities at SK Cricket Stadium Sonwar Srinagar. JKCA was conducting practice matches for senior team selection involving Under-23 and seniors players from all over J&K who were distributed into 8 teams. Apart from that JKCA was also conducting fitness camp for shortlisted UNder-16 and 19 level players.

All those activities were stopped midway on Saturday with players asked to leave for their home. Jammu bound players were sent back to Jammu in the vehicles provided by JKCA.

Meanwhile it has been learn that J&K team mentor and former Team India star player Irfan Pathan would also be leaving Kashmir on Sunday morning while as J&K coach Milap Mewada and Trainer Sood would be leaving on Monday.

Pathan had arrived in Kashmir recently to restart his new role as only mentor with JK team. He was working with cricketers in the ongoing camp cum practice matches. But as the situation in Kashmir worsened with War hysteria all over JKCA was forced to shut all its activities. Likewise Pathan and other outstation staff were asked to leave.