Tussle in JKCA intensifies
The tussle between the Farooq Abdullah faction and the rebel group intensified on Tuesday with Imran Raza Ansari holding a meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) to chalk out a roadmap for the sport in the state.
The meeting comes a day after Ansari, who is sports minister of the state, said that he was elected by 44 of the 64 affiliated units as the president.
This was immediately challenged by the Abdullah group which moved court and got a stay order. Abdullah on Tuesday once again asserted that the new body was illegal and vowed to fight it through legal channel. “The office bearers of the Cricket Association met on Tuesday to chalk out the itinerary for the forthcoming season. The game has already suffered a lot and it is high time that the focus is back on cricket,” said Ansari.
However, Abdullah, who was elected president of the body for a three-year term in May 2014, termed on Monday’s election as illegal saying the present state government headed by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was indulging in “goonda raj”. “I am very sorry that the present government instead of worrying about people and situation are further dividing people. They think by the government, they will indulge in goonda raj,” the former CM said.