“I would have been sacked if I was communal”: Wasim Jaffer on Uttarakhand coaching row



After resigning from the post of Uttarakhand coach, former India batsman Wasim Jaffer on Thursday asked what is the point of holding such a post if the coach is being mistreated and his recommendations are not being followed . Earlier this week, Jaffer stepped in as the coach of Uttarakhand, saying that the team selection had a lot of interference from the selection committee and Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) secretary Mahim Verma. He also said that he was completely dedicated to coaching Uttarakhand, and in his resignation email, he shared that he turned down various coaching roles, including being offered the Bangladesh batting coach.

“It is very disappointing and it is very sad. To be honest. I have worked with such intensity and I am fully committed to becoming the coach of Uttarakhand. I always wanted to pursue qualified candidates. It seemed That I was fighting. For every little thing. There was so much interference from the selectors, sometimes non-qualified players are pushed, “Jaffer told ANI on Thursday.

“Secretary Mahim Verma has a lot of interference, whenever you talk to him, he asks them to talk to him. There were many hurdles and he never responded to me. Towards the end, he did the Vijay Hazare Trophy and I. The team was selected. Not kept in the loop. They replaced the captain, 11 players were changed, if things have to go down like this, how can one work? I’m not saying that I will choose the team, but if you don’t take my recommendation then what does it mean to be me, “he said.

Jaffer was appointed as the coach of Uttarakhand in June last year. According to some media reports, some officials of CAU have also made communal allegations against Jafar, saying that the domestic cricket team is creating a religious division within the team. However, he called it completely “baseless” and said that if it had happened, he would not have resigned, rather he would have been sacked.

“I told him that if you are with me then just give me some freedom. I have played my cricket very brilliantly so I will never let anything unexpected happen and I will not let any qualified cricketer miss an opportunity. I told him Everything was told. ” Unfortunately, things did not happen this way. It is very sad if I need to sit there and talk about the communal angle. Someone who plays for 15-20 years and then to hear it, these are baseless allegations, they are doing to cover all other issues. I have played cricket with great dignity. I have resigned because I was not happy, and there is nothing I want to do. If I were communal I would have been dismissed. Now. I have resigned, they are bringing these things, ”said Jaffer.

However, when ANI approached CAU Secretary Mahim Verma for his statement on the entire Jaffer issue, he said that the former India cricketer misbehaved with him several times and he wanted the selection committee to always return his call.

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“Wasim had a lot of issues and everything he is saying is absolutely wrong. There is no fact in his statement. We started creating activities only on his request. He organized a selection match. Jaffer said That if in my opinion things would not go on. ” Will leave the post. He also said that the coach and bowling coach would be by my side. I said ok The selection committee said that we can give whatever team it is asking and if there is no performance then we will take action against it. “Mahim Verma.

“He also misbehaved with me several times. On February 7, he gave a separate list of players, I am again saying that he has the right to recommend, but he cannot send the list of the players selected by the selection committee Will go. ” He had many issues with him. We wanted a good cricket environment in our union which is why we hired them, ”he said.

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