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Parvez family was notable absentee at Zubin's concert
MUMBAI, Sept 8: Among more than 2000 spectators at Shalimar Gardens in Srinagar where on Saturday the renowned musician Zubin Mehta mesmerized the people with his orchestra, notable absentee was the State cricketer, Parvez Rasool.

"No, I didn't go watch the show", the 25-year-old all-rounder said exclusively over telephone from his outh Kashmir's Bijbehara residence.

No member of the family attended the program. No, the family was not opposing the protests. Zubin Mehta's concert in Indian-administered Kashmir had run into controversy with separatists and human rights activists opposing it.

"No member of our family is interested in music", Parvez's brother, Asif Rasool said.

"Yes, it was the first of this kind of a program in Srinagar".

"But Parvez is only interested in cricket. He wants to play the game and enjoy chatting with his cricket-loving friends", the brother, also the cricketer, added.

"When at home, Parvez helps in doing household work. He also remains busy offering regular namaz at regular intervals|".

Rasool brothers' father (Ghulam Rasool Zargar) was a roller operator on ground, He also played the game in Anantnag in the 1970s. Like his both sons, his father was also an all-rounder.

The family was disappointed when Parvez was not chosen to play in any of the five ODI matches on last Zimbabwe tour but had not lost hopes.

"Parvez now hopes to play in the Irani Trophy matches. He is likely to be selected in the Rest of India team", the brother signed off.

The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has not yet roped in any coach for the Ranji side. After Bishan Bedi left coaching the State team, there was a talk of Azharuddin being hired. However, no progress is made on the issue, it is learnt.

News Updated at : Sunday, September 8, 2013
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