Tainted JKCA official named Team India manager

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: Despite being allegedly involved in multi-crore cricket scam, the chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) Mohd Aslam Goni has been appointed as the manager of Team India for the one-off T20 match against South Africa

His appointment comes at a time when the members of his own cricket association are demanding his resignation.

He, along with the team, left for South Africa on Wednesday to play one-off T0 match against the hosts.

Farooq Abdullah, who is president of National Conference and a Union Minister, is the president of the JKCA, which has been hit by a scam with crores of rupees of the association misappropriated.

Two office-bearers - General Secretary Ahsan Mirza and Chief Administrative Officer Mohammad Saleem Khan - have resigned from their posts and JKCA has registered a case with police about the scam.

At least 20 members of the working committee of the JKCA yesterday demanded dissolution of the existing set up, holding of fresh elections and an independent inquiry into the scam so that all the persons involved are unmasked.

Abdullah, however, had rejected the allegations of his involvement in the multi-crore scam, an issue which also had rocked the state Assembly.

“I have not taken a penny in any form from JKCA. There is no question of any money being bungled. The tarnishing of my image is unfortunate,” Farooq had said.

People’s Democratic Party had already raised the issue in the Assembly demanding a CBI probe after moving an adjournment motion notice which was rejected by Speaker Mohmmad Akbar Lone.