Irfan Pathan, 100 Jammu players, non-local selectors asked to leave Valley

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In the prevailing situations in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India’s former crickter Irfan Pathan and other support staffs of the state’s cricket team were requested to “leave the state at the earliest” after the Indian Government’s security advisory, reported The New Indian Express.

Mr. Pathan, who is associated with Jammu and Kashmir team as player cum mentor along with coach Milap Mewada and trainer Sudarshan VP are expected to leave the state on Sunday.


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“Yes, the JKCA has advised Pathan and other support staff to leave J-K. They will fly out of the Valley on Sunday. Selectors, who are not from the region, have also been asked to leave for their respective places,” said, JKCA chief executive officer (CEO) Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari.

“We’ve already sent 101-102 Jammu players, who were camping at Sher-i-Kashmir stadium, back. The situation is tense and even we are not sure what’s going to happen, so we postponed cricketing activities and decided to wait for the right time to restart it,” Mr. Bukhari added.