JKCA witnesses high drama as move to unseat Farooq Abdullah stayed by Court

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Farooq AbdullahThe Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association witnessed high drama as tussle for control between two factions one led by former CM Faroo Abdullah, and another by PDP minister Imran Ansari today first led to unseating of Abdullah by a forty two member colloquium which was later stayed by the court.

Abdullah, who has been at the helm of JKCA for last 35 years was removed from the post of the president by forty two members of the association out of the 64 but shortly thereafter the Abdullah faction petitioned the court which stayed the election.

The court said that operation of the notice dated July 9, 2015 is stayed till next date of hearing which has been fixed on July 31.
Abdullah has been the president of JKCA since 1980, and he was elected for another 3 years term last year. He dubbed the move by Ansari led faction as illegal and unconstitutional, adding that he was still left with two years in office.

The Court as such has kept the decision of the working Committee in abeyance, and the new team can not take over till further orders.

The working committee meeting of the JKCA which met today had elected Imran Ansari as the president of the JKCA. It had also elected Mehboob Iqbal, a former bureaucrat as Chairman of JKCA, and Iqbal Shah as secretary.

Abdullah accused the coalition government of conspiring to remove him from the post of JKCA president. He also asserted that that he will fight against all efforts which are being made to take control of JKCA illegally.

He also said that JKCA election needs the presence of a BCCI observer, and this norm was not followed by the faction opposing him.

PDP minister Ansari however said that elections were valid, and majority of the working committee members supported him. He also said that terms of previous body was over, and a new election was needed.

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