Srinagar: In last seven decades, cricket in JK due to the failure of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) had gone for a six as the association failed to make infrastructure, said ace cricketer Parvez Rasool.
“The infrastructure available in the State was not even the five per cent as compared to the other states,” Rasool who was accompanied by other crickets including Umar Kakroo from Baramulla, Nayeem Ahmad, Nisar Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Irfan and others said while addressing a press conference in Srinagar.
“The last seven decades were full of lull in producing the crickets across the State as no infrastructure was available for them to show their skills in the cricket,” he said, adding that JKCA was hijacked by some of the persons from last seven years.
Rasool added that the developments in JKCA had come to a grinding halt as the association was hijacked by some persons. “JKCA has utterly failed to come up with a single turf in last 70 years but in last two years, they have prepared at least five turfs, which is appreciable. I will not only criticize but will also highlight the good developments as well,” he said.
Rasool who is also skipper of JK team told media persons that JKCA, for the first time has opened district tournament in the State in which 1600 teams across the state are participating this year.
He further said that there was great potential among the youth from every nook and corner. “There are many cricketers whose career has been devastated due to lack infrastructure. The youth have talent but there was no infrastructure for them to show their skills,” he said. (KNS)