Bangalore: Bishan Singh Bedi has stepped down as the coach of the Jammu and Kashmir cricket team. Bedi's stint as coach has come to an end after a tumultuous season where the team failed to build on two consecutive outright wins in their history for the first time ever, and problems persisted off the field as well.
In a report in Kashmir Reader, Manzoor Wazir, the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) treasurer, said Bedi had requested that he be relieved of his role. "Yes, we have accepted his request to relieve him due to his personal choice. We really respect his stature and contribution to the J&K cricket," he said. "We haven't sacked him, but he had written to the worthy president Dr Farooq (Abdullah) sahib that he won’t continue with the job and we have accepted his request."
Bedi’s appointment in 2011 was considered a high point in Jammu and Kashmir cricket, but things turned sour over the last Ranji season despite two outright wins and three draws in eight matches.