Former cricketer and member Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) media committee, Ranjeet Kalra has urged BCCI to conduct special camp for J&K cricketers in National Cricket Academy Bangalore on similar lines the cricket body did for Bihar cricketers.
Kalra, in a letter to the BCCI Joint Secretary, Amitabh Choudhary ,who is also the convener of BCCI National Junior Cricket Committee of which Kalra is also a member, (representing North Zone), has requested the BCCI for organizing a special camp for State cricketers at NCA, Bangaluru, in the wake of law and order problems in the Valley which has left the Kashmir based cricketers unprepared for the forthcoming National cricket season that commences in October.
"There is no dearth of talent in J&K but unfortunately our cricketers have been suffering on many accounts lack of infrastructure and training being two of the major impediments. I have talked with Choudhary on phone as well and he in turn has promised to consider our request in positive way," Kalra said.
It is noteworthy that the BCCI, acting on a request from Kalra made during the BCCI Conclave at Dharamshala held in June this year, had agreed to hold talent search camps at Srinagar in the month of September but given the sensitive condition in Kashmir that seems quite unlikely as of now.