District Cricket Forum (DCF) Anantnag has welcomed the revision of JKCA Consitution.
"DCF hails the sincere efforts of CEO Syed Ashquie Hussain Bukhari and his team for granting due representation to all the districts of J&K State.
It is historical achievement and the move will be remembered in all times to come. It will surely open a new era of development of cricket in all districts, previously deprived of by the monopoly of club voting," read a statement issued by Secretary DCF Anantnag.
Aghast club members to move Court
The club members of both the provinces of J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) who will lose their existence in the main body of the association under the revised Constitution are contemplating to move Court and also lodge criminal complaint against JKCA CEO and Director Industries.
Abdur Rouf – founder member of the JKCA, who was also part of J&K's first Ranji Trophy team said that they are moving Court to challenge this 'unlawful decision'.
"I am totally shell-shocked with this. In a stroke they struck-off my 60-years old relation with JKCA. I along with my club have been associated with JKCA since its formation. It has been more than 60-years and I have given everything to it. They cannot ignore the fact that clubs are not individual properties but hundreds of cricketers are associated with each club. We will move Court to challenge this 'illegal' decision," Abdur Rouf said.
Former J&K cricketer who was also former Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Mehboob Iqbal termed the redrafted Constitution totally illegal and said that they will move Court and also lodge criminal complaint against JKCA CEO and Director Industries.
"It is totally illegal, they cannot do it. They have no right and they have no authority to do it. We will move Court against the action and will also lodge a criminal complaint against JKCA CEO and Director Industries for taking this illegal decision. There is a way to amend the Constitution, but the way they have done it is illegal," Iqbal said.