Srinagar, June 16: Former J&K Ranji Trophy and Delhi team captain MithunManhas has said that priority is to develop J&K Cricket Association (JKCA) infrastructure and facilities for J&K cricketers. He said this after being appointed as one of the three members in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed Committee to look after JKCA affairs.
"It is not just a position but a big responsibility on my shoulders and other members to improve J&K cricket," said Manhas in an exclusive chat with Greater Kashmir. Manhas who is former Indian domestic cricket stalwart was on Tuesday appointed by BCCI as one of the member in three member Committee to look after affairs of JKCA. The other two members are Army veteran turned politician Brigadier Anil Gupta and another politician, Advocate Sunil Sethi.
Manhas has previously been J&K Cricket team captain and mento. He has mostly represented Delhi in domestic cricket. Manhas said that to develop infrastructure and improve facilities for J&K cricketers will be his priority. " The Committee will be taking the charge of JKCA from Jammu and Srinagar District Development Commissioners . Currently assets of JKCA are under the control of these two officers as per High Court directions," Manhas said.
"I am part of Committee because of being a cricketer and I will do everything in order to improve facilities for J&K cricketers for which they have been craving for. My formula is simple, once the facilities would be there, cricketers will come themselves and we will be able to produce more quality players," Manhas said.
He said that he will be available all the time for the talented cricketers of J&K. "While administrative and legal part is to be look after by other two members, I will solely focus on cricketing affairs. I will be available round the clock for all the talented cricketers. I am here to help them and solve their all problems," he said.
On his aim about J&K cricket after having earlier been its captain and mentor, Manhas said, "First aim is to improve infrastructure and facilities. Once that will be in place we will be able to produce top players. We have got talent and glimpses of that we are seeing every now and then. Need is to make winning a habit and perform on consistent basis," he said.