The disappearance of a pitch-roller in Jammu and Kashmir has landed all-rounder Parvez Rasool in trouble. The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has alleged that this roller has been stolen by Parvez Rasool. JKCA has asked Parvez Rasool to either return the pitch roller or be ready to face legal action.
The statement said, ‘You have the property of JKCA. In lieu of breach of trust, taking any coercive action, which may also include police action, you are directed to return the goods of the association within a week or else we will be free to take any action.’
However, Parvez Rasool has denied the allegations of JKCA. The Indian Express quoted Parvez Rasool as saying, ‘Is this the way to treat an international cricketer who gave his heart and soul to J&K cricket?’
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At the same time, Anil Gupta, one of the three members appointed by the BCCI to run the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, says that the matter was unnecessarily blown up. He told the Indian Express that he has written not only to Parvez Rasool, but to all the district associations who have taken the belongings of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association from Srinagar in this regard. Letters have been written to all those people whose names are registered with us. Parvez Rasool has felt bad as to why the letter was written to him.
Rasool hails from Bijbehara in Anantnag district. The JKCA first sent a notice to Mohammad Shafi of Bijbehara and then to Rasool. Anil Gupta said that he did this because Rasool’s name was there in his record in the register.
He further said that we did this because we want to prepare an audit report. Hardly any audit report has been prepared here over the years. Therefore, after the order of the court, when we took charge, we saw that this machinery was not available.
These sub-committees came into existence in June after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court passed an order. Two BJP spokespersons Anil Gupta and advocate Sunil Sethi were appointed to the panel along with cricketer Mithun Manhas. Additionally, Majid Dar was appointed to oversee the development of cricket in Srinagar and report to the sub-committee.