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Wasim Jaffer: Manoj Tiwary requests Uttarakhand CM to intervene as Jaffer accused of communal divide

Dixit Bhargav

Wasim Jaffer: Manoj Tiwary requests Uttarakhand CM to intervene as Jaffer accused of communal divide

Manoj Tiwary requests Uttarakhand CM: The domestic stalwart expects necessary action to be taken with respect to Wasim Jaffer.

Veteran India and Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary has urged Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to intervene and take “necessary action” with respect to former India batsman Wasim Jaffer’s fallout with CAU (Cricket Association of Uttarakhand).

Jaffer, who has been an absolute legend of the Indian domestic circuit in addition to his 33 national appearances across formats, had been elected as the head coach of Uttarakhand but his brief stint has resulted in a distasteful manner.

While the eruption of differences between a state association and head coach is nothing new, CAU accusing Jaffer of creating a religious and communal divide among the players made the latter resign from the post a few days before the start of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

The unfortunate and obnoxious incident was followed by Jaffer issuing a clarification via his Twitter handle, which has been hailed by fans for amusing posts and memes in the recent time, and in the form of interviews with many platforms.

Been also accused of interfering a lot with the selection process, Jaffer is the third coach in as many years who has left Uttarakhand following the likes of Gursharan Singh and KP Bhaskar.

Manoj Tiwary requests Uttarakhand CM to intervene in Wasim Jaffer controversy

Tiwary, who has played against Jaffer in numerous domestic matches across formats, was one of the few cricketers who came forward to lend support to the 42-year old.

It is worth mentioning that it was only last week that Tiwary had taken a dig at high-profile Indian cricketers and actors when many of them had opened up on the ongoing farmers’ protests in the country. Given how a lot of celebrities had tweeted on similar lines favouring the government, a lot of doubts were raised on the social media campaign.

In addition to Tiwary, India and Vidarbha batsman Faiz Fazal, former India captain Anil Kumble, former all-rounder Irfan Pathan and former fast bowler Dodda Ganesh have also voiced their opinion in Jaffer’s favour. Out of Jaffer’s 33 matches for India, 28 and eight had been with Kumble and Pathan in the Playing XI respectively.

At Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab, Jaffer plays the role of a batting coach under Director of Cricket Operations Kumble.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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