Srinagar: After being dropped by Sports Council screening committee from State water sports team for missing second selection trial, valley’s International water sports player Adil Mohi ud Din found savior in Secretary Sports Council Waheed ur Rehman Parra who made it sure that star players gets State team berth.
The valley’s leading daily Greater Kashmir quoted, Parra saying that Adil has been included in the team.
“I was not aware about the matter. I enquired from my staff in Srinagar regarding it and they said it is true. It shouldn’t have happened at first place as we need to honor our stars. I have given directions to Kashmir province officials to include player in the side,” Parra said.
“We are trying hard to attract youth towards the sports and incidents like these will only demoralize them. We need to respect our stars and I will try my best to teach my officials about the same,” he added.
The State team was selected by the Sports Council for 5th National Dragon boat championship scheduled to be held from November 16 to 18 at Udaipur. The council conducted trials itself after the earlier trials conducted by one faction of the Water Sports Association ran into a legal battle. The other faction claimed that the trials are illegal and then Sports Council decided to send team under its own banner. It was also decided to conduct new selection trial that Adil missed.
“It is irony that a person who is basically a politician understood stature and plight of our biggest water sports player and those who have been sports persons themselves gave him rough deal,” said Ashique from Nowhatta.
Adil employee of JK police is known face of water sports in State and has won number of medals at National level. he has also represented Country in international event. He was also honored with State Award by J&K Government.