Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association

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Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association
JammuandKashmirCricketAssociationLogo.jpg
SportCricket
JurisdictionJammu and Kashmir
AbbreviationJKCA
Founded1970 (1970)
AffiliationBoard of Control for Cricket in India
Affiliation date1970
HeadquartersSher-i-Kashmir Stadium
LocationSrinagar
CEOMR.MAJID DAR
Official website
jkssc.nic.in/Sports%20association.html

Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association is an organisation that runs cricket in Jammu and Kashmir. It fields the Jammu and Kashmir cricket team in the Ranji Trophy domestic tournament.[1] It is a member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.[2]

JKCA's home ground is the Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar, which has held One Day International matches in the past.[3][4] The association is currently constructing an indoor academy at the stadium, which is also its headquarters. Imran Raza Ansari is the former president of JKCA.[5][6] With the implementation of Lodha Committee report by Supreme Court, Imran Raza Ansari was forced to resign from the post of JKCA President. Though initially Ansari ignored SC ruling [7] but later had to resign. Currently JKCA is run by two retired judges who were appointed administrators by J&K High Court.[8] The two administrators are helped by Chief Executive Officer Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari a former DIG J&K Police who was also appointed by J&K High Court. In accordance with Lodha Committee recommendations, the new redrafted constitution of JKCA was registered by J&K Registrar of Society. In the constitution club has been abolished while as Districts have been given voting rights.[9]

Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam 2011-12[edit]

Between 2011 and 2012, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had given Rs 112 crore for promotion of cricket in Jammu and Kashmir. It has been alleged that there has been a misappropriation of Rs 46.3 crore by the accused. In 2015, a Public Interest litigation (PIL) was filed by two cricketers - Majid Yaqoob Dar and Nissar Ahmad Khan - into the alleged scam in the JKCA that had surfaced in 2012, following which the account of the JKCA remained frozen.

The case was subsequently handed over to the CBI, to investigate the alleged embezzlement of funds in the cricket association which was headed by Abdullah. the CBI filed a chargesheet against Abdullah in the case. National Conference assured complete cooperation on behalf of its chief, Farooq Abdullah, after the latter was chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) scam. [10][11]

Tournaments[edit]

  • Kashmir Premier League (KPL)
  • Jammu Premier (JPL)
  • Jammu and Kashmir Premier League (JKPL)
  • Kathua Premier League (KPL)

Home ground[edit]

Notable players[edit]

  • Mithun Manhas - He is a player in the Indian Premier League. Represented the Delhi Daredevils in the fourth season of IPL. In the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, he was contracted by the Chennai Super Kings .
  • Ian Dev Singh - He is the highest run scorer for J&K in Ranji Trophy and T20s.He has played the highest number of matches for J&K in Ranji Trophy. He also played domestic cricket in Sri Lanka becoming the only International First class player from JKCA. He has played for India Green, Indian Board President's XI, Jammu & Kashmir, Kandy Customs Cricket Club, North Zone, Rest of India. He scored 145 in his debut match for North Zone in Duleep Trophy becoming the First in the state to score century in Duleep Trophy debut. Ian Dev Singh
  • Abid Nabi - Considered one of the fastest bowlers in India. Abid represented Delhi Giants in the Indian Cricket League. Considered to be one of the fastest in India, Abid was however unlucky to miss senior national cap.
  • Parvez Rasool - Rasool was a standout performer for Jammu & Kashmir in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy, ending the season as its top scorer and highest wicket-taker. In his seven Ranji matches, Rasool scored 594 runs at 54 with two centuries, and took 33 wickets at 18.09 to finish as the third-highest wicket-taker among spinners in the tournament. He was picked for the India A side to play England in a one-day practice match in Delhi, and made a mark when he picked up 7 for 45 for the Board President's XI against the visiting Australians in their tour-opener in Chennai in February 2013. He was then signed on by the Pune Warriors IPL franchise and was also named in the India probables for the Champions Trophy. Rasool belongs to a family of cricketers from the town of Bij Behara in the southern Kashmir valley district of Anantnag, and has represented the state right from the Under-14s level. His elder brother Asif had played two T20s for J&K in 2009, and his father opened the batting for Anantnag. When Rasool was selected for that India A side which played England in a warm-up, he became the first cricketer from J&K to be selected in an Indian team to play an international side, and the fourth - behind Abid Nabi, Surendra Singh and Abdul Qayoom - to be picked in a national-level squad. When he signed with Pune Warriors, he was the first player from J&K to receive an IPL contract. In July 2013, he was rewarded with his first national call-up, for the ODI tour of Zimbabwe.
  • Shahid Latief - Shahid Latief is the best right arm leg break bowler in district Doda. He is 18 years old. He took 89 wickets in 40 matches.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bedi to coach Jammu and Kashmir Ranji team". The Times of India. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  2. ^ "All BCCI Members". BCCI. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Srinagar's Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium undergoes revamp". ESPNCricinfo. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Grounds/India: Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Farooq inspects construction works at Sher-i-Kashmir stadium". CNN IBN. 6 May 2011. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Imran Ansari elected new JKCA president".
  7. ^ "Despite SC verdict, Ansari yet to resign from JKCA | Kashmir Sports Watch". www.ksportswatch.com.
  8. ^ "JK High Court appoints 2 Administrators for JKCA | Kashmir Sports Watch". www.ksportswatch.com.
  9. ^ "JKCA's redrafted Constitution registered with Registrar of Societies". Greater Kashmir. 5 October 2018.
  10. ^ < ED questions Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam' Business Standard'
  11. ^ < ED grills Farooq Abdullah 'Economics Time'