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JKCA and the ban on local Cricket

JKCA and the ban on local Cricket

JKCA on 5th August announced that players who are registered with the association should not participate in tournaments that are not recognized by JKCA or BCCI. The real question is if players don’t participate in these tournaments what will they do since JKCA has failed to set up facilities and academies wherein the players would be getting time to practice and enhance their games. Neither is JKCA conducting any tournaments for the players. If the decision remained as such we will see the downfall of JK cricket very soon at the local level and at the domestic level in the national tournaments too.

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Cricket is being followed as a religion in Kashmir but the decision taken by JKCA has shrunken it as of now. The players used to get engaged with their matches but now then with this decision what will the players do where will they go how will they prepare themselves for the bigger challenges. Although there is not going any quality cricket in Kashmir at least players get the match practice and they remain fit for bigger challenges.

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JKCA must rethink its decision or else it will have adverse effects in the longer run. JK won’t even be able to compete in the national tournaments. Either JKCA should think of Initiating the tournament for these players or they should let them participate. This is just absurd that they have banned the players from getting involved in these tournaments. In Kashmir, over 5-10 turfs are prepared by locals for local tournaments. At least, JKCA should allow players to play in tournaments that are being played on turfs. There is no harm in playing on turf wickets. And JKCA should also consider pressuring the district Cricket Associations who got lakhs of money for making turf wickets at dist headquarter. At the moment, it seems that money wasn’t used for Cricket purposes, it was used for personal gains and personal clubs but JKCA is staying put on degrading the quality of cricket. Many players may have taken this decision of quitting their careers because there is not even a single instance where we could see JKCA doing anything for its players.

Muzamil Manzar is a young writer who hails from the Kralpora area of the Kupwara district.

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