The J&K Football Development Forum (JKFDF) termed the felicitation ceremony of JK Bank football team as a mockery. It alleged that JK bank management has been misled by its football team officials.
"The felicitation ceremony conducted by J&K Bank management to award its football team for the success during 2015 was just a mockery as the team did not deserve such an applaud," a JKFDF statement said.
"The team did not deserve such praise as the performance was below par comparable to previous year's records. The performance graph of the side that is being bestowed by its management by all facilities has gone down manifolds over the years. One or two event triumphs doesn't mean that they are performing like champions," statement said.
It alleged that J&K Bank higher officials were misled by team management which in turn have showered praise on them.
Coach, Vice-Chairman sports board, Secretary Sports Board and the newly created post of sports officer have misled the management which in turn has honored the team. These persons in order to get undue praise from the higher ups created success story only on papers while as overall performance of the JK Bank side was below par," statement said.
"Despite all the facilities available team has not been able to achieve great success of past when it was reckoned as one of the top sides of the North India," it said.
JKFDF said that team is being run under political influence and these officials who are being backed by politicians are misleading the higher officials of the bank.
"Recently post of sports officer was specially created for the person after political backing and in order to show his worth in the team they created false success stories. In past when team used to win numerous events outside state no such honor was bestowed," it said.
JKFDF has appealed Chairman JK Bank and Chairman Sports board to look into the affairs of the team form a committee to check records of day to day affairs of the side.