Srinagar: From Umpiring course to Net Incharge , and Video Analyst, there is one person in J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) currently who is favourite of this JKCA setup and has been involved in everything.
The person in questions is being favoured for everything and is involved in everything , thus crossing all the boundaries of favouritism.
Apart from that, the person in question is Government Employee and then has been earning huge amounts regularly from JKCA in various positions since last year.
A delegation of umpires, dropped out cricketers told KSW that a person who is primarily a Video Analyst was this year deputed by JKCA to undergo BCCI Umpiring Course as well while as number of deserving Umpires weren’t informed about the opportunity.
The delegation further said that, this Government employee is ever present in JKCA and was also kept as net incharge during J&K senior cricket team camp in Srinagar.
As that was not enough, the person was allowed to leave camp midway to attend BCCI Under-19 matches in Chandigarh as Video Analyst while keeping his contract with J&K senior cricket team intact.
“He is most favourable person of this JKCA setup and no one knows why. From last season he has been contracted as video analyst for J&K senior men’s cricket team for T20, Vijay Hazare and Ranji Trophy. He has bagged big contract for being associated with senior team,” revealed sources in JKCA.
Sources said that this Government Employee has been preferred over number of unemployed video analysts available in J&K.
“He is earning with both hands. He is Government Employee and also earns huge contract with JKCA. Rest all the available Video Analysts are sent with junior teams that dont entitle them big contract like senior cricket team,” sources said.
The sources further said that the irony is that , the same person is made net incharge, sent for umpiring course, NCA camp and also allowed to attend BCCI matches.
“First injustice is to appoint Government Employee as main video analyst for senior team. Then same person is sent for umpiring course, then made net incharge , then allowed to attend BCCI matches and as that was not enough he was also sent to attend NCA camp thus allowing him to earn huge money. In NCA , a person gets around Rs 10 thousand as DA per day,” sources said.
“In a place like J&K, where unemployment is at the peak, a single person is earning money from Government employment, JKCA contract as video analyst, as net incharge, from BCCI matches and also from NCA camp. What should we call this. It seems nexus between JKCA and this person to share fortunes,” sources said.
“JKCA gets notifications from BCCI to depute persons for various courses. They dont inform everyone about that. Instead pick and chose that as per their convenience,” sources added.
Former Cricketers and JKCA officials have demanded high level probe into the happenings in JKCA.
Meanwhile JKCA Sub-Committee has not been responding despite repeated queries . The story would be updated as and when JKCA responds.