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J&K skipper accuses coach Bishan Bedi of bias

November 29, 2012 18:46 IST

The crisis in Jammu and Kashmir cricket deepened on Thursday with senior state team skipper Samiullah Beigh blaming coach Bishan Singh Bedi for "creating rifts" among players.

Amid much fanfare the former India captain was appointed coach of the Jammu and Kashmir senior state team last year.

"Since he came the situation has worsened. He has created rifts in the team; he has done a lot of harm to the team," Beigh said.

According to a report, 12 Kashmiri players boycotted the fourth round Ranji Trophy fixture against Andhra Pradesh, alleging biased selection.

Beigh accused Bedi of preferring players from Jammu region over Kashmir.

"Let me tell you frankly, with a heavy heart, that I respect his stature, but he wants only Jammu players in the side," he told Times Now.

"In the last match nobody has scored even 10 runs except one guy. There is a guy who has scored 10 successive ducks, but I guarantee you he will be there in the side for the next game," he said.

It is learnt that the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association is in talks with the disgruntled players since they boycotted the fourth round Ranji match.

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