Indian former cricketer Wasim Jaffer resigns as Uttarakhand coach. Jaffer announced his resignation via E-mail days before the team was scheduled to depart for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 was scheduled to begin from February 20. Jaffer was appointed to the position last March after Jaffer announced his retirement from all forms of the game.
Wasim Jaffer Resigns as Uttarakhand coach
Reasons for Jaffer’s sudden resignation are not known but officials in Uttarakhand confirmed that the domestic cricket legend had e-mailed his resignation. The association is yet to accept Jaffer’s resignation.
Jaffer, who could not be reached for comment on Tuesday, had earlier said he was looking forward to his coaching career.
“After I retired I wanted to take up a coaching role. A few teams contacted me but I liked the way Uttarakhand expressed their vision. When I was playing for Vidarbha, I was also in a mentoring role. But to become a head coach will be a challenge as I have to look after all areas,” Jaffer had said after taking charge as Uttarakhand coach.
He had also said he would coach just for one season since he did not want a long-term contract.
“I didn’t want a long term role as I want to check how things progress in the coaching role. Uttarakhand is a new team with long-term goals and I realise it will be a challenge to coach a smaller team. They have the potential to do well and the boys are keen to learn. At the moment, there is no clarity when the domestic season will start due to the pandemic,” Jaffer had said.
Jaffer is also a batting consultant with Bangladesh Cricket Academy. However, he hasn’t been able to travel to Dhaka because of the travel restrictions owing to the pandemic. He is also the batting coach of Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.
Wasim Jaffer Reply on Communal Charges:
There were claims on Wasim Jaffer that he had communal bias during his stint as a coach of Uttarakhand Coach. For that, he pointed the below points through his tweet. He also said if he hasn’t resigned from the post himself, then there would have been a situation he will be sacked.
1. I recommended Jay Bista for captaincy, not Iqbal but CAU officials favoured Iqbal.
2. I did not invite Maulavis
3. I resigned cos bias of selectors-secretary for non-deserving players
4. Team used to say a chant of Sikh community, I suggested we can say “Go Uttarakhand” #Facts
Indian Cricketer Manoj Tiwary requested the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (BJP) Mr.Trivendra Singh Rawat 2 intervene immediately.
I would request the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (BJP) Mr.Trivendra Singh Rawat 2 intervene immediately nd take note of the issue in which our National hero Wasim bhai was branded as communal in the Cricket Association nd take necessary action.Time 2 Set an example #WasimJaffer pic.twitter.com/ZPcusxuo7v
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) February 11, 2021