Wasim Jaffer issue can be probed if complaint received: Uttarakhand CM

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Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Friday that if a complaint is received over the circumstances related to the resignation of the state team’s coach Wasim Jaffer, and the subsequent allegations made against the former India opener, a probe may be ordered into the matter.

Rawat made the remark at a press conference in Haldwani when asked about the possibility of an inquiry from his office into the controversy.

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“I have not received any written complaint from any side so far. Some people had met me and had raised the matter. But I have got no complaint so far. If any complaint comes, certainly that can be thoroughly inquired into,” the chief minister said.

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Jaffer resigned last week citing interference in selection by CAU secretary Mahim Verma and other office-bearers. A day later, Verma accused Jaffer of trying to communalise the dressing room.

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On Sunday, a delegation comprising Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) treasurer Prithvi Singh Negi, vice-president Sanjay Rawat and joint secretary Avnish Verma had met Rawat in Dehradun where the Jaffer issue was also discussed.

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After the controversy erupted, three office-bearers of the state body wrote to its president JS Gunsola demanding a meeting of the apex council to decide whether to conduct an internal inquiry.

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Gunsola did not respond to repeated phone calls on Friday.

A CAU office-bearer has remarked that Jaffer has made very serious allegations and an internal inquiry should be conducted.

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