Jammu and Kashmir captain Parvez Rasool and mentor Irfan Pathan on Monday met BCCI President Sourav Ganguly at the headquarters in Mumbai. Pathan, Rasool along with another senior official sought help from the former India captain, who has assured full support to J&K cricket. Also Read - Encounters Break Out in Kulgam, Anantnag Day After J&K Police Gun Down 7 Terrorists
It was learnt that a host of issues with regards to state cricket was discussed with the BCCI president. Also Read - Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Inaugurates Rowing Centre in Srinagar
“The BCCI president heard their points and has assured full support for the development of cricket in the region. We have requested the BCCI president to provide us with better facilities,” a senior Jammu and Kashmir CA official privy to the development informed PTI on conditions of anonymity. Also Read - FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Tournament Director Roma Khanna Resign
In the meeting, Ganguly was apprised of the current situation and plans of hosting home games in Jammu.
“We expect that the home games of Jammu and Kashmir will once again be played in Jammu. We have a college ground in Jammu and we plan to upgrade and develop the facilities there so that first-class matches can be conducted,” the source added.
Jammu and Kashmir has undergone a series of changes which has invariably had a direct impact on cricket. The official said that they have assured the BCCI boss that the situation will be clear in next one and half months. Pathan and Rasool however declined to make any comments.
Jammu and Kashmir senior team are currently playing their Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy group league games in Surat. Shubham Pundir is leading the side in Rasool’s absence.