Parvez Rasool starts training at National Cricket Academy

Parvez Rasool if he makes his debut against Zimbabwe in the fifth One-Day International will be the first player from Jammu and Kashmir to play for India © PTI

Srinagar: Aug 2, 2013

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has urged the BCCI to give a chance to all-rounder Parvez Rasool in the ongoing limited overs series against Zimbabwe.

“Come on BCCI give the young man [Rasool] a chance to prove himself,” Omar wrote on his Twitter page.

The Chief Minister, an avid cricket follower, has expressed disappointment that the Jammu and Kashmir cricketer has not been given a game even though India has taken an unassailable lead in five-match the ODI series against Zimbabwe.

“Really disappointed that Parvez Rasool hasn’t been given a game in Zimbabwe,” he said.

Rasool, who became the first cricketer from the state to be selected in the national team, has been warming the bench in Zimbabwe alongside Ajinkya Rahane, who is also yet to get a game.