The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has decided to revamp its selection panel for which it has posted advertisements to seek new candidates across the country.
Last year, Ashiq Ali Bukhari –former DIG of Jammu & Kashmir Police, who was appointed CEO in December, will be reporting to BCCI's Committee of Administrators (CoA).
According to a report in Sportstarlive, Bukhari said, “We want to start a new process as far as selection committee is concerned. We have already invited applications from the former cricketers. The entire process will comply with the Lodha Committee recommendations.
He further added that they are looking to set up the talent hunt camps across the state to develop the game in the state. He further said, “We will soon start camps at various districts and based on those camps, the young cricketers will be selected. Our idea is to develop the game in the state.”
It is also learned that JKCA is in talks with the former India captain Kapil Dev and veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan over the association with the state board. The CEO added, “Both of them have huge experience and it would be really appreciated if they are associated with Jammu and Kashmir cricket.”
Bukhari signed off by saying, “Things should be finalized in a few weeks. It would be good if they come on board. We want to get things sorted before the Vijay Hazare Trophy begins. It would be good for us as we would be able to prepare for the next season quite early.”