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Sports Irony: Int’l and State Awardee player dropped from JK Water Sports team

Srinagar: Continuing with its pathetic state of sports affairs, J&K State Sports Council officials have denied International and State Awardee water sports star player of State, Adil Mohi-ud-din entry in State water sports team for national event.

Due to the ongoing litigation process between two factions of the Water Sports Associations, Sports Council decided to depute water sports team in national event under its own banner. The J&K water Sports Association had already conducted and selected team for the National event in presence of Secretary Sports Council Waheed ur Rehman Parra. However, due to the questions raised by rival faction it was decided to conduct new selection trials.

Adil Mohi ud Din Wani who is top International Water sports player of State and is highest civilian awardee as well couldn’t make it second selection as he was attended his official duty in J&K Police. The screening of selected players was conducted on Friday with Adil not allowed to be part of the State team. The screening team lead by Prof Bashir, Sports Officer Mushtaq Ahmad said that with Adil missing selection trials is not eligible for State team.state-award-adil

The decision by sports council official sent sports loving people in shock as they were not able believe that an international player, State Awardee multiple national medalist is denied participation for the sake of missing trials.

“I think sports council official were drunk when they denied Adil permission to be part of the team. Adil has reputation of being top player and doesn’t need to be part of selection trials. International player like him get automatic berth in any team,” said a keen sports follower Mushtaq Ahmad.

A water sports player said that by denying Adil entry in State team, Sports Council has disrespected his achievement that includes State Award.

“He is player who has won countless medal at national level for state. He is International water sports star who has been honored with state Award. The sports council officials have disrespected his achievement that includes State Award,” said water sports player Asif.

“He is the reason I came into water sports and if he given such a deal by sports council I think I should better leave sports,” he added.


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