The decorated women cricket coach of State, Roopali Slathia who was appointed selector senior women T20 team by JKCA, CEO has left team after ‘unwanted interference’ in team selection by various persons.
Roopali who is well established women cricketer and has proven her metal at national level is also highly recommended coach. He has been at the helm of various national level assignments as coach. She was made selector of senior women T20 team by CEO JKCA.
She joined selection on January 1 and was acting as selector along with another selector from Kashmir since then.
However things changed abruptly with one recently appointed JKCA official sending two more selectors for the selection.
“She was handed selector letter by JKCA CEO and was doing her job when suddenly two more selectors joined the selection without any notice or information. JKC official made phone call to her saying that they have adjust them as well and Roopali instead can go with team as coach,” said a source.
“Roopali was shocked to hear that and even replied that on letter she is selector and not coach. She even told him that she should have been informed in well in advance about the changes made. She then went on to say this official that she did not beg for the assignment instead was offered this. She told official categorically that she will not be team coach and just wanted to finish her current assignment as per current procedure,” source said.
The two more selectors have now joined the team and that will be joined by already announced one selector from Kashmir.
Meanwhile Roopali tried to contact CEO but without any success and was left with no option then to leave camp.
“I was there and in front of everyone Roopali tried to contact to CEO but without any success. She wanted to clear issue and wanted to get info from CEO. With only 4 days left in camp selectors were changed and it looked fishy to her. She said she can’t compromise on her principles and reputation so left it,” source added.
KSW tried to contact CEO but was not able to do that with his phone number repeatedly coming diverted.