Parvez Rasool Seeks BCCI Intervention In Rift With JKCA Committee

SRINAGAR: J&K star cricketer Parvez Rasool has sought BCCI intervention over a notice issued by J&K Cricket Association Committee Members.

The Members in the notice have accused Rasool of appropriating a pitch roller and other JKCA machinery. The notice had also threatened police action against the well-known cricketer.

“In the mail, they said, do we have enough proof to nail him down. Does that mean you have come here to nail me down? Their intention looks different,” Rasool was quoted saying by The Indian Express.

Rasool’s comment came in reference to an email in which JKCA Committee Member and BJP spokesperson, Brigadier (retd.) Anil Gupta had allegedly asked, “Do we have enough proof to nail him (Parvez Rasool) down?”

32-year-old Rasool further revealed to the newspaper about a now-deleted social media comment made by an unnamed JKCA official saying that he (Rasool) needed a bigger rope to hang himself.

“I have the screenshot of it. Can anyone tell me what wrong I have done that I need to be hanged? If you have any doubts, they have my phone number, they can call me. It takes mere seconds to clarify,” Rasool told The Indian Express.

Parvez Rasool, who has represented the Indian senior team twice, also said that a pitch roller is not like a tennis ball that he can keep in his pocket. He also talked at length about his love for cricket and things he has done for its promotion in UT of J&K.

“I think BCCI should intervene now. Please see my work. I’m trying to promote cricket on my part,” the report quotes Rasool saying.

Jammu-based JKCA Sub-Committee member, Anil Gupta has maintained that the notices were sent in order to maintain the Association’s ledger books.

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