Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association Selector Steps Down Due To Interference By Irfan Pathan
Dhruv Mahajan, One Of The Four Selection Committee Members Of Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), has decided to step down from the post due to controversial circumstances. Meanwhile, Mahajan professed that he stepped down due to interference in the selection process from former India all-rounder, Irfan Pathan.
Pathan took the role of player-cum-mentor of the Jammu & Kashmir side for the 2018-2019 domestic season. The talented all-rounder took a call after Baroda decided to drop him as the captain in the last season after two games.
However, things are not too good for the 33-year-old all-rounder. Mahajan claimed that Irfan Pathan has been interfering too much in the selection process.
“I have tendered my resignation. Pathan is interfering a lot in the team selection process which is in violation of the constitution,” Mahajan told PTI.
Mahajan said he had submitted his resignation to the Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association Chief Executive Officer Aashiq Bukhari. Furthermore, he also forwarded a copy to BCCI and chief selector, JKCA, Parvez Qaiser.
“I will not let anybody come into my domain. My responsibility is to select the players and we are answerable for the selection process. The selection committee comprises of four members two each from Jammu and Kashmir regions. And one of them is the chief selector,” he continues.
Mahajan further made it clear that Irfan Pathan should stick to his role and let the selectors do their job.
“He should concentrate on his job. And not make unnecessary interferences in the job of others. The BCCI constitution has made it amply clear that an individual cannot hold more than two posts and a player is also considered as a post.
“Selection committee is there to select the team. And player cum mentor is there to play and mentor the team. He has not played a single match since his appointment,” he concluded.
Mahajan, who retired from the first-class cricket in February 2015, represented the state for 14 years. He played 48 Ranji Trophy matches and 37 List A matches, scoring over 2,000 runs.
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