Jammu and Kashmir News
Due to the failure of the Cricket Board in the state, the sportsmen suffer heavily as well. In the year 2014, the state excelled in Cricket, Gymnastics and Shooting. The state Ranji Team also made it to the Quarter-finals that year.
In an interview published on a national daily with a BCCI member from Jammu Mr. Ankush Abrol said that the J&K team will play in the IPL next year.
Mr. Abrol was asked about the JKSA’s announcement last year where they assured that the J&K Cricket team would play in the IPL this year. To this he replied that due to the change in the state government it was not possible this year. And he said that the State Government will make all efforts so that the state team plays in the next IPL.
He was also questioned why the State Ranjhi team had more players from the valley than from Jammu. He completely denied this fact and
added that the players were selected on the basis of their performance alone and the ones who did well in the trials were the ones to get selected.
When asked about the sports clubs of the state are heavily funded by the organisation in spite of the fact that they hardly participate in any major events, he replied that strict action is to be taken against the clubs that don’t perform in any sports events despite being funded for the same. He also added that the association would evaluate the performances and the participation by these sports clubs in the past few years and even cancel the registration of such lousy clubs. He also denied the fact that the sports, especially cricket, in our state are being inspired by the terrorists. He says that cricket is a sportsmanship game and should be focused on that only.