The CAU has sought a report from its senior team manager Navneet Mishra on the issue of alleged bio-bubble breach during former India batsman Wasim Jaffer’s tenure as Uttarakhand’s team coach which has ended acrimoniously.
Wasim Jaffer on Wednesday denied all the allegations of backing religion based selections & bringing religious preachers to the dressing room in a bio-secure bubble. The Charges were imposed by CAU Secretary Mahim Verma. “The Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) has taken cognizance of the seriousness of the Wasim Jaffer incident and accordingly instructed its senior team manager Navneet Mishra to submit a detailed report on the matter,” Verma said in CAU media release.
Wasim Jaffer has also clarified that he wanted Jay Bista as the captain of the team & not former India U-19 World Cup Winner Iqbal Abdullah as was alleged by Verma. He also stated that it was on Abdullah’s request the Maulavis visited the dressing room to help them offer Friday Prayers.
“We will decide our course of action only after Mishra submits his detailed fact finding report,” Verma, who left BCCI to get back his place in state body, further wrote.
“We are already questioning the manager about the bio-bubble breach and will take action against any person/support staff responsible for the breach as players’ health safety is paramount for us.”
Wasim Jaffer got support from former India Captain & Coach Anil Kumble on social media. Wasim Jaffer has also clarified that cited “interference and bias of selectors and the association’s secretary for non-deserving players” is the reason for his resignation from the position of Uttarakhand’s team coach on Tuesday.