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BCCI shifts all J&K matches out of Valley
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BCCI shifts all J&K matches out of Valley
The Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) expressed inability to hold the games, Under 19 and Under-23 matches included in the state
There will be no domestic matches in the Valley this year, there will be teams from the state though. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shifted all Jammu and Kashmir matches out of the state after the State Cricket Association (JKCA) expressed inability to hold the games, Under 19 and Under-23 matches included.
The Ranji games were to be affected anyway. Rahul Johri, the BCCI CEO, has confirmed that the board has written to the state body saying it will take care of its ‘domestic’ needs. Iqbal Shah, the point man for the BCCI in the JKCA, told Mirror that he has received communication from the BCCI about the arrangement. J&K were to play three Ranji games at home – vs Gujarat from October 4, vs Kerala from November 1 and vs Haryana from November 17. Besides, half a dozen age group games have also been moved.
The BCCI has also agreed to take care of the logistics of the state teams and asked the accounts numbers of each player so that their daily allowances, match fee and outstanding dues can be transferred. About Rs 1.5 crore has either been transferred or will be transferred soon. Iqbal Shah said the inability of the state body to host games is for a combination of factors. “The pitches here are not in a proper shape because of the continued bad weather. And then we don’t have enough money in our coffers to afford anything,” the JKCA official said.
The J&K team is in Group B of the Ranji Trophy with Jharkhand, Saurashtra and Rajasthan being the other sides. 
Meanwhile, the BCCI has informed Cricket Australia (CA) that it will transfer the daily allowances of the Australian players to the CA account directly. The board has decided that it would pay the money in one go instead of giving cash to the manager, which used to be the normal practice.
The Australian players are given $ 75 a day. The Indian players, on the other hand, are paid $ 125 daily and the board has been transferring the allowances directly to the players’ accounts.

There will be no domestic matches in the Valley this year, there will be teams from the state though. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shifted all Jammu and Kashmir matches out of the state after the State Cricket Association (JKCA) expressed inability to hold the games, Under 19 and Under-23 matches included.

The Ranji games were to be affected anyway. Rahul Johri, the BCCI CEO, has confirmed that the board has written to the state body saying it will take care of its ‘domestic’ needs. Iqbal Shah, the point man for the BCCI in the JKCA, told Mirror that he has received communication from the BCCI about the arrangement. J&K were to play three Ranji games at home – vs Gujarat from October 4, vs Kerala from November 1 and vs Haryana from November 17. Besides, half a dozen age group games have also been moved.

The BCCI has also agreed to take care of the logistics of the state teams and asked the accounts numbers of each player so that their daily allowances, match fee and outstanding dues can be transferred. About Rs 1.5 crore has either been transferred or will be transferred soon. Iqbal Shah said the inability of the state body to host games is for a combination of factors. “The pitches here are not in a proper shape because of the continued bad weather. And then we don’t have enough money in our coffers to afford anything,” the JKCA official said.

The J&K team is in Group B of the Ranji Trophy with Jharkhand, Saurashtra and Rajasthan being the other sides. 

Meanwhile, the BCCI has informed Cricket Australia (CA) that it will transfer the daily allowances of the Australian players to the CA account directly. The board has decided that it would pay the money in one go instead of giving cash to the manager, which used to be the normal practice.

The Australian players are given $ 75 a day. The Indian players, on the other hand, are paid $ 125 daily and the board has been transferring the allowances directly to the players’ accounts.

(Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror)

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