Cricket Controversy: JKCA Vs JKCPL

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The first ever Jammu and Kashmir Corporate Cricket Premier League (JKCPL) was hit by a controversy Saturday when Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) openly hinted that players affiliated with JKCA cannot play in any ‘unauthorized’ tournament.

“If players will play for other tournaments including JKCPL then they will lose the benefits,” said joint secretary, JKCA, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat. He added, “JKCA is an affiliated unit of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and as such we have to follow their rules. The BCCI does not allow its registered players to participate in any unapproved tournaments and hence the players here as well cannot participate in any such tournament if they want to continue with the BCCI.”

Bhat was reacting to reports about the participation of the JKCA affiliated players in the first-ever Jammu and Kashmir Corporate Cricket Premier League (JKCPL), which is scheduled to begin next week.

Twelve corporate houses of the state have registered their franchises with the JKCPL, which said some of the key Ranji and Under-25 players will participate in the tournament. The JKCPL organizers had also announced the name of all-rounder Parvez Rasool, who made an impressive IPL debut for Pune Warriors recently, as a participating player.

Bhat said the decision to participate in the tournament has been left to the individual players, but warned that they will lose their benefits from the BCCI.

Any affiliated player of the BCCI or those who are taking benefits from the cricket board cannot get involved in any “unauthorized” tournament. If any player wants to take part, the decision is entirely his, but he will have to leave JKCA and BCCI then,” he said.

 

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