Lodha recommendations to be implemented in letter and spirit: Ashiq Bukhari

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 16: Terming the resignation of the senior selectors of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) as a process to honour the Supreme Court verdict on the recommendations of Lodha Committee in the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) JKCA Ashiq Hussain Bukhari said that the recommendations will soon be implemented in letter and spirit.
When contacted by EXCELSIOR and asked as to why the senior selectors of JKCA from both the regions of the State have resigned at a crucial stage, Mr Bukhari said that the JKCA had appointed them before the Supreme Court verdict, and almost all of them were not eligible for the job as per the new constitution of BCCI, so they had no option than to resign as selectors.
He said after the recent verdict of the elitist Court in the Country on Lodha reforms, the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association floated letters to these selectors regarding the eligibility of the Senior Selectors as per the new constitution of the BCCI, adding that the selectors preferred resignation than omission.
“As per the new norms, the Senior Selectors ought to have 30 or above First Class Matches and should have retired from Ranji Trophy at least before 5 years. These Selectors were appointed by us before the Supreme Court verdict. Except one all of them are not eligible as per the new rules,” informed Mr Bukhari.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Senior Selectors of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association namely Vidhya Bhaskar, Dhruv Mahajan, Parvez Qaiser and Zahoor Bhat have resigned from the job.

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