Wasim Jaffer resigns from Uttrakhand head coach position citing selection bias

Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer

Former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer has resigned from the position of the head coach of Uttarakhand, giving the reasons for the interference and bias of selectors as well as the association’s secretary for non-deserving players. He took the charge of the head coach of the state team last year in June and also had signed a contract with CAU for one year as well.

Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer

In an email to Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU), he shared his sadness as the talented players are not getting the opportunity.

“It’s with great sadness that I’m writing this email to inform you all that I would be resigning from the post of head coach of the senior CAU team with immediate effect. If the honorary secretary of CAU would want to inculcate such kind of work environment while not letting me take certain decisions pertaining to the team’s welfare and performance… then I don’t think there’s any valid reason for me to continue as head coach of men’s senior team of CAU,” Jaffer wrote in an e-mail to the association.

“I feel really sad for the players as I genuinely think that they have lots of potential and can learn so much from me but are denied this opportunity because of so much interference and bias of selectors and secretary in the selection matters for non-deserving players,” he again shared.

On the other hand, the CAU secretary Mahim Verma has said that Wasim Jaffer got everything that he had asked for since he took the charge but he also said that Jaffer was interfering “too much” in the selection process. However, he was given the free-hand to select outstation players, trainer and bowling coach as well, as per Verma, who said to PTI.

“After the result in Mushtaq Ali did not meet our expectations, the selectors wanted to try out a few other players but he kept insisting on picking his own team which is not right as selectors are there, too, to do their job,” Verma added.

It is also noteworthy that, Uttarakhand could only manage one win out of their five games in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this year.

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