Season ripe for taxonomy of cricketers, JKCA in muddle

*Need to overhaul cricket association
Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, July 5: Rubbish! when the season was ripe for holding long duration coaching/conditioning camps for the J&K cricketers, especially, Ranji trophy probables to classify them as per their merit and pick the state teams for the longer-version, shorter-version and the shortest-version games, the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) is in a mess because of the multi-crore scam that has surfaced in it a few months back and is not in a position to hold activities. Moreover, what is shocking is that hardly any strategy is made by the top brass administrators of the Central Secretariat of JKCA to set the things right and run affairs of the association smoothly and successfully.
These views were aired by the former Duleep trophy player, expressing anonymity while taking to Excelsior and showing concern over the prevailing situation in JKCA.
He said that for testing and picking the right players to represent the state in three formats of the game, the cricketers needed to be passed through rigorous training in a long-duration conditioning camp as the ongoing season highly suited such an activity, adding that the cricketers at the bigger circuit also prefer the same season for yielding good results.
However, JKCA as per its custom, without taxonomy of the players, select them to represent the State in any of the above mentioned formats of the game, least caring for their specialty and skill.
It is pertinent to mention here that the process of selecting the players without measuring their potential as to which format/version of the game their style and skill suits, makes the state teams weak as the specialists of one format are picked for the other in a hurry.
Expecting the formation of formidable state teams in a short span of time is simply rubbish, rather it would take a magician to actually classify and select the players in a day or two, which is the customary trend of JKCA to pick the teams.
For that matter, the overhauling of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association is the need of the hour to set the things right at an earliest, to make good use of the ongoing season and yield better results.
Dr Farooq Abdullah, the president of the Association needs to intervene in the affairs as soon as possible and harness his dynamism and energy to save the association from being getting spoiled and soiled.
Otherwise, one gets a feeling that if the state of affairs in the association remains the same for some more time now, the state cricketers would totally be left in the lurch and the entire cricketing system would be hampered.