Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday ordered an inquiry into Wasim Jaffer’s resignation after a meeting with the officials of the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand. The head coach of the Uttarakhand team Wasim Jaffer had recently resigned from the position owing to much involvement of the committee in the selection of non-deserving players in Jaffer’s team.
Jaffer was alleged of religious bias in the selection of players and bringing a maulvi in the dressing room when the team was functioning in a bio bubble. Jaffer later reacted to the allegations made on him stating them as ‘unacceptable’ and expressed his disappointment over the future of the youngsters in the state. The incident shook up the cricketing world and many Indian veterans came in support of Wasim Jaffer.
A Detailed Discussion Between CM And CAU Officials
After the meeting on Sunday, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has told that the Jaffer incident had come up in the meeting, and ordered a probe to be done over the issue between the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand and Wasim Jaffer. The CAU officials in the meeting were the association’s vice-president Sanjay Rawat, treasurer Prithvi Prithvi Singh Negi, joint secretary Avnish Verma and member Rohit Chauhan.
“It was a routine meeting in which the Jaffer case had also come up. If we receive any complaint, the matter will be probed” CM Rawat Told TOI.
“The CAU delegation which met the CM had a detailed discussion with him over the issue following which the CM has asked for a probe to be done. However, the probe officer and the time period in which the investigation is to be completed has not yet been decided” Media advisor to CM, Darshan Singh Rawat, maintained.
“No Religious Overtones In The Matter” – Mahim Verma
CAU secretary Mahim Verma has told TOI that there are no religious overtones on the resignation of Wasim Jaffer from being the head coach of the Uttarakhand cricket team and it came purely on the difference of selection of players to the squad.
“No religious overtones in the matter of the resignation of Wasim Jaffer from the post of the head coach. His resignation came purely due to cricketing differences over choice of players in the squad,” said Mahim Verma.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted in relation to the incident expecting India to be united and not marred by hate.