Former India captain and head coach Anil Cumble backed Wassim Jaffer after the former opener on Wednesday rejected allegations of a communal approach during his time as Utarakhand coach.
Earlier this week, Jaffer resigned as Utarakhand’s head coach due to “interference in team selection” days before they competed in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Following Jaffer’s resignation, officials at the Utarakhand Cricket Association (CAU) said he had tried to force religiously based selections on the team, which the 42-year-old denied at a virtual press conference.
Jaffer said the accusation that he had benefited Muslim players had caused him great pain. “… jo komunal corner lagaya (the total angle that is raised), it’s very, very sad.
“They made the statement that I support Iqbal Abdullah, I wanted to make Iqbal Abdullah as captain, which is absolutely wrong,” he said.
Jaffer was appointed head coach of the national team in June 2020. He signed a one-year contract with CAU.
Expanding his support for Jaffer, Kumble tweeted that players would miss the former opening player’s mentorship. “With you Wasim. Do the right thing. Unfortunately, the players will miss your mentorship,” Kumble wrote.
In addition to playing together for the national side, Campbell and Jaffer are also associated with IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). While Campbell is the head coach of the Punjab crew, Jaffar is his cotton coach. KL Rahul-red side.