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Uttarakhand CM orders probe into cricket coach Wasim Jaffer’s resignation

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Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has ordered a probe into Wasim Jaffer’s bias row. The move comes days after the controversy surrounding Jaffer’s resignation as head coach of Uttarakhand’s cricket team surfaced.

The probe was ordered after a delegation of the Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) met the chief minister, an official at Rawat’s office said.

“The Chief Minister’s media coordinator Darshan Singh Rawat confirmed the development. Once the inquiry is complete, the authorities will take further action accordingly,” he added.

A controversy erupted after Jaffer resigned as head coach of the state’s senior men’s cricket team on February 8 over charges of religious bias in the selection of players.

Following his resignation, CAU Secretary Mahim Verma alleged that “Jaffer had been promoting players from a particular community and brought a Muslim cleric among the players for Friday prayers.” Jaffer refuted the allegations, saying, “The communal angle brought in is very sad.”

Following the incident, several former cricketers extended support to Wasim Jaffer and backed him against the communal charges. Former India captain Anil Kumble also lent his support to Jaffer, adding that he had done the right thing by exiting the camp. Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan tweeted, “Unfortunate that you have to explain this,” as he vouched for Jaffer’s character.

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