x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Multiple scandals surface in Gujjar Bakerwal Advisory Board | Guv says no to holiday on Hari Singh birth anniversary | PDP gets another zor-ka-jhatka | ACB, SVC forgo World Anti-Corruption Day yet again | Ex BJP MLA refers to Hizb terrorist Burhan Wani as `ji' | No action taken against Tajudin who called Bhagat Singh a terrorist | Of 38772 rural houses, only 7158 constructed in 3 years | LeT warns elements propagating ISIS ideology, gang war looks inevitable | DGP congratulates recruitment/Interview Board members and selected candidates | Post of TO in Mandi lying vacant for five months | Advisor Kumar listens to people's issues at Jammu | 4 months on, SW pensioners without pensions in Mandi | RBI Jammu conducts Empowered Committee Meeting | BJP's poll prospects in J&K | JDU to contest on all Assembly, Parliament seats in J&K | KVK Reasi organizes training programme for tribal farmers | MPDA calls on Government to improve facilities at Narwal yard | Eminent Endocrinologist visits Narayana Superspeciality Hospital | JKAA demands permanent engagement | BJP leader calls on Dir School Education | Bhandari calls on GM Pakul Dool HEP, raises issues | IGNOU entrance test for anagement prog on Sunday | PHDCCI demands redrafting of Jammu Master Plan | FOB launches intensive awareness campaign at GHSS Jaganu | Awareness camp on RTI organized | Protecting Holy Cow | Success and defeat | Warning bells for BJP | NC is opposed to sharing power with any other party | Jodhamal Public School organizes visit to aquarium | JKFFA pays tributes to martyrs of Parliament attack | IMS organizes Guest Lecture for MCA students | KC Sports Club enters in semi final | DPS Nagbani organizes Fireless Cooking competition for the junior wing | Dept of Economics & IPEA host Annual Conference | JP World School represents State at NLCC Competition | Teach unforgettable lesson to BJP in coming elections: Harsh to youth | Ensuing state of instability, chaos in J&K matter of concern: Dr Manohar | NYK organizes awareness, education programme | Kupwara residents appeal for installing ATMs | J&K SPCB organizes public hearing for extension of Jammu Airport Runway | State Gen Secy PTU calls on Advisor | Security review of SMVD shrine held | JKPSC adopted an irrational and arbitrary methodology of scaling: Partap | Secretary Social Welfare reviews PMMVY implementation | Tons of garbage thrown into river at Mendhar | DB issues notices to respondents | Two local LeT militants killed in Sopore town | Traffic jams on Jammu-Kishtwar NHW gives sleepless nights to people | Clashes erupt in Sopore against killing of two LeT militants | Man goes missing near LoC | Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for second day; passengers stranded | DB directs State to make alternative land available | Dogra Swabhimaan Sangathan opens head quarter to wage war against Kashmiri rulers | Bail denied to accused in murder case | Mangnar villagers sans basic necessities, administration in slumber | Employees who discharged poll duties 'cheated' as admin denies them extra month's salary | Rs 21.71 Cr water supply scheme abandoned | SIC directs CPIO to allow inspection of record | Union home secretary reviews JK security | Resolve Kashmir to improve Indo-Pak relations: Imran | Minimum temperatures drop below freezing point | Power shut down | Pakistan Army violates ceasefire along LoC | Back Issues  
 
news details
Parvez Rasool, Irfan turn J&K cricket Kashmir centric
Drop Jammu based players, prefer blue eyed boys from Valley
9/21/2018 11:27:43 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 21: The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association has yet again landed into controversy as veteran cricketers are up in ante against dropping of Jammu's ace player in two matches of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy matches, being played at Chennai.
The cricket body faced the wrath of veteran cricketers after a seasoned and experienced player from Jammu, Ian Dev Singh was dropped against Bengal by Kashmir-based Parvez Rasool headed J&K Cricket Association.
Mr Singh, who captained the J&K Ranji Trophy squad in 2013-14, was on Thursday dropped from the team, when skipper Rasool, assisted by Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan, preferred 8:3 ratio on the field.
''Skipper Parvez Rasool preferred to accommodate the blue eyed boy from Kashmir over deserving players,'' rued the cricketers.
''Dropping Ian Dev Singh was an astonishing decision. It has really left the cricketers dumbstruck,'' Ashwani Gupta, veteran cricketer and former J&K Ranji Trophy player, here told media.
He said not taking Mr Singh into the team in both the matches, was just like a body without spine.
''He has a wonderful record and had always rescued J&K from turbulent waters with his outstanding performances,'' said Mr Gupta.
The former Ranji Trophy cricketer also slammed captain Rasool and experienced cricketer Irfan for their decision and termed it as 'unacceptable.'
''It is not only Ian Dev Singh, who has been victimised, but four cricketers were not even taken to the venue and they were told to remain in a hotel room,'' he alleged.
Another cricketer and former Ranji Trophy skipper of J&K Vijay Sharma alleged that Kashmir-based agenda is being flourished in cricket too.
''Jammu had always been victimised by Kashmiri forces and this is exactly what is happening in cricket too.
''Last year, I accompanied the team as coach and we had good results. We played as team, not as Jammu v/s Kashmir,'' said Sharma, adding that Mr Singh is captain stuff and his ouster from playing-11 was taken by surprise in the cricket fraternity.
Jammu-based International cricketer Mithun Manhas, while having all praise for Mr Singh, here told a news agencyI that he is a class player.
''How one can even think of dropping such a wonderful player, who had captained the team for two seasons and has a wonderful record in his kitty.''
Mr Manhas, however, also slammed Rasool for being 'choosy' and politicising the gentleman's game.
Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday was beaten by Bengal by six wickets. Captain Rasool contributed four runs and Pathan was sent back to pavilion for zero.
Last week, former Ranji Trophy captains Dhruv Mahajan and Vidya Bhaskar resigned as selectors, while two others from Kashmir- Zahoor Bhat and chief selector Parvez Qaiser quit the selectors' panel for alleged 'undue interference' by player and mentor Irfan Pathan.
However, despite resignation by the entire panel, the JKCA deputed the state team for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU