Don’t Play In Unrecognised Tournaments: JKCA To Cricketers

SRINAGAR: The Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association’s BCCI appointed 3-member Sub-Committee has issued a notice asking cricketers registered with JKCA to not participate in tournaments that are not recognised by the JKCA or BCCI.

“All crickets (sic) associated with J&K Cricket Association/BCCI are hereby advised to not participate in any tournament, with in (sic) J&K UT/outside, which is not recognised by JKCA/BCCI,” the notice reads.

The notice released on Thursday, August 5 and signed by JKCA Sub-Committee member administration, Brigadier Anil Gupta (retd.), clearly calls on registered cricketers to not participate in unrecognised local tournaments.

The notice has caused a stir among players and fans alike, with many taking to social media to express their feelings.

“Then where can we play?” asked Wajahat Shameem.

Another user, Toufeel Chalkoo wrote:

“Please provide the definition of unofficial clearly and what is official according to JKCA, other than trials they don’t do anything.”

Another Instagram user Rohit Pandit joined others in speculating whether the notice is an indirect response to Pakistan’s Kashmir Premier League.

Other users said that the notice was welcomed if JKCA organised cricket tournaments and created good infrastructure like training pitches.

Multiple cricket tournaments are currently being played across J&K, especially in Kashmir valley where many professional cricketers have been seen participating in these events.

Earlier on Thursday the newly formed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) held its first meeting where its members Abdul Qayoom Bagaw, Ashwani Gupta and Roopali Slathia met Mithun Manhas, JKCA Sub-Committee member.


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