Demand to send proposal to UPCA to set up four Ranji teams in UP
Raza says that Uttar Pradesh is India’s largest state in terms of population, but here only one team plays Ranji Trophy tournament, which does not do justice to the talents of this state. In such a situation, it is necessary that like Maharashtra and Gujarat, more than one team should be formed in Uttar Pradesh.
Mohsin Raza, president of the Uttar Pradesh Sports Welfare Association and former state minister, has urged the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) to send a proposal to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to set up four Ranji teams in the state. Raza says that Uttar Pradesh is India’s largest state in terms of population, but here only one team plays Ranji Trophy tournament, which does not do justice to the talents of this state. In such a situation, it is necessary that like Maharashtra and Gujarat, more than one team should be formed in Uttar Pradesh.
Talking to PTI, former Uttar Pradesh Ranji player Raza said that it is ironic that despite having so many quality cricketing talents in Uttar Pradesh, they do not get a chance. Raza said that three teams namely Mumbai, Vidarbha and Maharashtra play Ranji Trophy tournament in Maharashtra. Similarly in Gujarat also teams from Saurashtra, Baroda and Gujarat participate in this prestigious tournament. The presence of more than one team results in a relatively greater number of sporting talents from these states. A similar model should be implemented in Uttar Pradesh as well.
He said that being a former Ranji player, he has written a letter to the BCCI in this regard, but now he demands the UPCA to send a proposal to the BCCI to form four different Ranji teams according to the region in Uttar Pradesh. Send it Referring to the poor performance of the Uttar Pradesh team, which has lost two of its three matches in the current season of the Ranji Trophy tournament, former Minister of State for Minorities Welfare Raza said that there is a need for a comprehensive change in the infrastructure and administrative system of domestic cricket in the state. need to be brought.
More and more players should be involved in sports administration. The president of the Uttar Pradesh Sports Welfare Association said that he had recently met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and requested him to set up a Sports Advisory Council in the state. Its purpose is to give useful advice for the development of sports in the state. Raza said that he has requested the Chief Minister to include senior and experienced players from various sports in this Sports Advisory Council, who have brought laurels to the state and the country in national and international competitions.
Women players should be given special preference in this council. These players should give suggestions to the government from time to time for better development of sports so that the level of sports in the state can be improved. Raja stressed on the need to give administrative responsibilities to more and more players in various sports organizations including the Uttar Pradesh Olympic Association. He said that in most of the sports federations, such people are handling the administration, who are not particularly concerned with sports and sportspersons.
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