Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer, who resigned from the post of coach due to differences with the Uttarakhand Cricket Association, on Wednesday dismissed the allegations made by the secretary of the state association that he was accused of religion in the team. Tried to select. Jaffer, who has played 31 Tests for India, said that Uttarakhand Cricket Association Secretary Mahim Verma’s allegations of giving preference to Muslim players in the team have hurt him a lot. Jaffer resigned on Tuesday over interfering in the selection and the partisan attitude of the selectors and the association’s secretary.
According to private agency PTI, Jaffer said in a virtual press conference that the communal angle that was put up is very sad. He alleged that I support Iqbal Abdullah and wanted to make him captain which is totally wrong. Jaffer said, I was going to captain Jai Bista, but Rizwan Shamshad and other selectors suggested to me that Iqbal should be the captain, he is a senior player, has played IPL and is older in age. I accepted his suggestion.
Charges of calling maulvis to practice session also dismissed
Jaffer, who scored the most runs in the Ranji Trophy, also dismissed allegations that he had brought the clerics in the team’s practice session. Jafar said, he said that Maulvi came in the bio bubble and we read Namaz. I want to tell you that Maulvi, Maulana, who came to Dehradun during the camp, I did not call two or three james. Jaffer further said, Iqbal Abdullah had asked Mary and the manager’s permission to offer prayers. He said that we used to offer Namaz in the room every day, but if we used to pray together with prayers, I thought it would be good if someone comes for it.
Jaffer said that after the net practice, we offered Namaz in the dressing room for five minutes. If it is communal, then I could change the practice time according to the time of namaz, but I am not. He said what is the big deal in this. I did not understand. Jaffer was made the coach of Uttarakhand in June 2020, he signed a one-year deal. Uttarakhand’s team could win only one of the five matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.