Cricketers take affairs in their hands
Decide To Organise T20 Event On Their Own
JKCA CRICKET GATE
Srinagar, May 17: With J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) battling the multi-crore scandal, the J&K Cricket Players Association (JKCPA) has decided to take cricket activities in their hands.
Seeing half the season going without any cricket activity due to the multi-crore scandal that hit JKCA couple of months back, the JKCPA is all set organise T20 tournament on its own. It will be first time that such type of event in valley would be organised by players and not by the cricket governing body of State that is JKCA.
Giving details, organising secretary of the event and well known cricketer of State, Majid Dar said, “It is first time that cricketers of Valley would be organising cricket event on their own. It will be slap on the faces of those tainted JKCA officials involved in scandal who have ruined JK cricket”.
“Two months have already elapsed without any cricket activity since the scandal hit JKCA. It is ruining our cricket as we have got short season as inclement weather has eaten a better of the season” he said.
The T20 event by players would be held at TRC ground Srinagar and in it 64 teams from all over Valley would be allowed to participate.
“We have decided to organise event at TRC ground in which we intend to allow 64 teams from all over Valley. The teams would be registered on first come first serve basis and last date on registration is May 25,” Majid said.
The JKCPA has also stressed upon JKCA, President Dr Farooq Abdullah and members of in-house probe committee to bring culprits of multi-crore scam to fore so that cricket will not suffer.
“We as players express our deep anguish over the freezing of cricketing activities across Jammu and Kashmir since the JKCA was hit by multi-crore scam two months back,” said JKCPA President, Ishfaq Ahmad Mir.
“We have decided to fight for the cricket cause and its development. It is money of cricketers and it should be recovered from the accused. We will leave no stone unturned till the guilty are punished,” Ishfaq said.
“We request Dr Farooq Abdullah to ensure that cricket activities are resumed as soon as possible as the JKCA scam has already caused a loss of two months time. The loss of cricketing season is a huge blow to the cricket fraternity who shall lag behind in the field for none of their faults,” he said.
The JKCPA also threatened that if the guilty are not punished, they will come on roads in protest.
“We want culprits to be punished sooner than later. If that does not happen, we will have only option of coming on roads in protest” he added.
The intended teams have been asked to register themselves at Mehfil Restaurant Srinagar upto May 25. For further information players, and teams can contact Majid Dar on cell number: 9419013040.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
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