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Farooq Abdullah removed as J&K Cricket Association president

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was reportedly removed from his post of Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association president over allegations of corruption on Monday.

Imran Ansari - the sports minister of J&K - was elected President of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association unopposed.

File picture of Farooq Abdullah. AFP

File picture of Farooq Abdullah. AFP

Abdullah, who was President JKCA since 1980, decided not to contest. Earlier, India today had reported that of the 64 members, around 45 wanted to have fresh elections of the sports body and wanted to remove Abdullah as the president.

Abdullah told Times now that his sacking was illegal and he may approach court against his removal.

"Is this what the Mufti government is stooping to?" An upset Abdullah lashed out on Times Now. "Those who are to obey the law are breaking the law," he added.

In May, Abdullah was asked by the the High Court to file his response to a petition filed by former state Ranji team player Majid Yaqoob Dar and club cricketer Nisar Ahmad Khan alleging misappropriation of J&K Cricket Association funds amounting to Rs 113 crore in 2012.

Updated Date: July 20, 2015 13:34:05 IST

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