A local team of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) has decided to pull out of the local tournament following the stripping of the special status of the Indian Occupied Kashmir by the Modi administration.
According to reports of Baaghitv, IOK’s local team has decided to pull out of the tournament, Vizzy Trophy to be played in Visakhapatnam, after the refusal of assurance to the team, with regards to their travelling arrangements, while they also failed to establish contact with many of their players, including captain Parvez Rasool, by the Governor of Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik.
Tensions have been high after the August 5, 2019 since the revocation of Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution and a curfew has been placed in the scenic valley of Kashmir.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IOK’s cricket association SAH Bukhari said, ”It’s unlikely we will be going to play Vizzy Trophy. The situation is improving, but the biggest obstacle has been communication with our players. We have cellphone numbers of all our players in our association office, but they have not given any landline numbers. In today’s time, people don’t use landline and rely on cellphone. We have managed to speak to a few players but couldn’t speak to those who are in the Valley as their mobile phones aren’t working. Also, we don’t know where Parvez Rasool is,”