Srinagar: In one of the worst selection and height of favoritism, J&K Cricket Association finally included the in-disciplined cricketer with no solid performance behind his back in the playing-XI of the ongoing Ranji trophy match against Hyderabad on Tuesday.
Despite facing lot of criticism for his selection in Ranji trophy 15 side squad, JKCA persisted with his inclusion and instead sent younger players back home. The inclusion of Suhail Andleep has been the question of debate from the moment it was made by JKCA headed by Kashmir Gymkhana cricket club official.
Suhail is the player who has been in the faction of JKCA that is currently holding reigns of cricket body. It is learnt that JKCA was adamant on rewarding the loyalty of Suhail Andleep with Ranji cap.
“One of the selectors while being questioned made it clear that JKCA general Secretary categorically said that Suhail Andleep has done lot for bringing the faction in power,” said a JKCA official.
Suhail is better known for breaking window panes of JKCA office at Sheri-Kashmir Cricket stadium some years back for which FIR is lodged in Ram Munshi Bagh Police station. He is also known for slapping Ranji trophy team manager last season.
“Loyalty is good thing but that doesn’t mean you ruin careers of younger generation and our players. He is not a player worth to fit in Ranji trophy 30 probable squad not to think of playing eleven. I am unable to digest it that Parvez Rasool agreed on his inclusion,” said another official.
One of the cricketers who asked for anonymity said that there are number of deserving players waiting to fill in the squad but are not being given chance.
“Players who have performed during whole season and are proven n domestic circuit are not included in the squad. Instead player like Suhail has been given Ranji cap. It is irony of highest order. They have dropped players like Abid Nabi, Mudassar, Mehjoor and many others and included Suhail,” he said.
“We need an honest able cricket managing body in J&K. It is only after that cricket will be back on track,” he said.