The abrogation of Article 370, which is bringing far-reaching impacts in the social fabric of Jammu and Kashmir, is also affecting sports in the state. Unable to contact the cricketers in the aftermath of the lockdown due to Article 370 obliteration, the JKCA has decided to pull out of Vizzy Trophy.
Kashmir has been kept completely cutout from any sort of communication after the government decided to do away with Article 370 fearing upheaval and unrest among the people. People living outside are unable to contact their relatives as communication lines have been completely cut off. Although the situation is improving gradually, complete normalcy hasn’t been restored.
The JKCA could not contact key players of the team including captain Parvez Rasool. They have also apprised the governor of the state which failed to gather any response. Talking to the media, JKCA CEO Sha Bukhari said that as the cricket body has only the mobile numbers and no landline numbers of the cricketers, contacting them has become an obstacle. Since JKCA does not want to take any risks they feel that it is better to skip playing for this season.
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