SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) on Tuesday elected state sports minister Imran Ansari as its president in total disregard to the Supreme Court accepting Lodha Panel recommendations on reforms in the BCCI which bar ministers from becoming office bearers.
Ansari, who ended National Conference president Farooq Abdullah’s three-decade tenure at the helm of the state cricket association last year, was elected as the president of the JKCA at the elections held on Tuesday.
Ansari said it was for the first time elections to the JKCA were held in time.
“At the time of taking over as president of the cricket association last year, we had promised to hold elections within a period of one year and we have done that today,” the minister told PTI.
Ansari said the new JKCA team will work hard towards taking the game to the grass roots in the state so that deserving players get to represent the Association at highest levels of competition.