DEHRADUN: Amid the ongoing controversy around the resignation of Wasim Jaffer as head coach of the Uttarakhand senior men’s cricket team over allegations of religious bias in selection of players and bringing a maulvi in the dressing room when the team was functioning in a bio-bubble, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday ordered a probe.
The move comes a day after a delegation of the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) officials met the CM.
Jaffer resigned on February 8 citing “much interference and bias on the part of selectors and CAU secretary Mahim Verma in selection matters for non-deserving players.
The matter gained national limelight after prominent former cricketers like Anil Kumble, Irfan Pathan and Md Kaif extended support to Jaffer.
The CAU delegation comprised the association’s vice-president Sanjay Rawat, treasurer Prithvi Singh Negi, joint secretary Avnish Verma and member Rohit Chauhan.
After the meeting on Sunday, CM Rawat had told TOI, “It was a routine meeting in which the Jaffer case had also come up. If we receive any complaint, the matter will be probed.”