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Former captains write to BCCI about JKCA ‘hostile’ environment for cricketers

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Srinagar, December 20: The former J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) captains and senior cricketers have written Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to overtake JKCA and a point it’s own administrators.

The letter written to BCCI by three former first class cricketers of J&K lead by J&K’s former captain and coach Abdul Qayoom Bagaw has termed the current atmosphere in JKCA totally ‘hostile’ towards cricketers.

“We the former First Class Players of J&K. Request you to formulate a Cricket Administrative Committee which are in
lines with the Lodha panel recommendations so that eligible cricketers can come to the forefront and select the deserving players, ” Letter reads.

“Since the taking over of the reins of JKCA by the court appointed administrators & the CEO, strange directions have been initiated in JKCA and against the Lodha Panel recommendations which is almost hostile towards the welfare of the cricket, it is further enlightened that blue eyed people with no cricketing background and credentials are being picked up from past three years for the cricketing governance, which is in complete derogation to the Lodha panel recommendations, ” Letter further reads.

Letter written jointly by Abdul Qayoom Bagaw, Majid Dar and Arshad Bhat have termed the current atmosphere in JKCA as forte of turmoil for the cricketers of J&K.

“It is reiterated that the hostile environment towards the players while selections have created a forte of turmoil amongst the cricketers whether to continue playing this wonderful game or part ways with it, ” It reads.

The letter terms recently formed District Cricket Associations as illegal.

“To the brazen shock, the CEO JKCA has issued a communication Ref. No. JKCA/CEO/20/748-50 dated 09.12.2020, which is attached along as attachment, whereby all the illegally constituted District Association of JKCA have
been asked by the CEO to submit names of eight players from each district for attending the necessary camp, where as the shortlist of the players for the camps has to be done by the CAC appointed selectors, ” Letter said.

“It is further added that CEO JKCA has no authority to appoint the selectors, coaches and sports staff moreover he himself does not fill in
the criterion to be the CEO as per Lodha recommendations,” It further said.

The cricketers have requested BCCI to overtake JKCA and appoint it’s own administrators.

“It is therefore requested to you take this above issues in 24th.Dec.2020 in AGM, ” Letter added.