Wasim Jaffer Controversy: Don't Know About it, Can't Comment, Says Ajinkya Rahane

India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Friday steered away from the controversy surrounding home stalwart and his former Mumbai teammate Wasim Jaffer, who’s preventing allegations of attempting to push religion-based alternatives throughout his stint as Uttarakhand coach. Jaffer, who give up as Uttarakhand coach owing to a dispute with the state affiliation, has rejected the cost by the Cricket Affiliation of Uttarakhand officers that he favoured Muslim gamers within the staff.

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“Sir, I haven’t got an concept concerning this difficulty, what has occurred, so I do not assume that I ought to touch upon this matter, as a result of I haven’t got an concept,” Rahane mentioned on the digital press convention on the eve of the second Check towards England right here.

Rahane and Jaffer, who’s the main run-getter in Ranji Trophy, have collectively performed for Mumbai and the West Zone. In addition they have performed collectively for the Indian Oil Company.

The 42-year-old Jaffer, who performed 31 Assessments for India and is a celebrated identify in home cricket, mentioned the cost levelled by CAU’s secretary Mahim Verma in a media report, had prompted him immense ache.

Jaffer had resigned on Tuesday citing “interference and bias of selectors and the affiliation’s secretary for non-deserving gamers” as the rationale.

“…jo communal angle lagaya (the communal angle that has been introduced up), that may be very, very unhappy,” Jaffer had mentioned in a digital press convention on Wednesday.

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“They levelled an allegation that I’m in favour of Iqbal Abdulla, I needed to make Iqbal Abdulla because the captain, which is completely improper,” he had asserted. Jaffer had discovered assist from spin legend Anil Kumble, a former India captain and coach who presently heads the ICC’s cricket committee, amongst others. Former India gamers Irfan Pathan, Manoj Tiwary, and former Mumbai batsman Shishir Hattangadi have additionally stood behind Jaffer on the problem.


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