ndia’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj and team manager Trupti Bhattacharya met BCCI officials on Monday following the team’s decision to drop the senior-most player for the semifinal clash at the 2018 Women’s World T20, that sparked a raging debate and fury from many quarters.
The trio are said to have individually put out their narration of what happened in the Caribbean to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and BCCI General Manager for Cricket Operations, Saba Karim (who is also the in-charge of women’s cricket). The Johri-Karim is due to submit a report on the matter to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) after also meeting team’s coach Ramesh Powar.
India’s next assignment is an away tour of New Zealand in January, where both Harmanpreet and Raj will be in action as the captains of the T20I and ODI sides respectively. While Harmanpreet should be a big part of the 50-over setup, it appears like Raj might find herself on the periphery of the T20I side – a bold move that the current regimen under Harmanpreet and Ramesh Powar is likely to back.
Even as there are reports of a rift and lack of a timely communication to Raj about the big decision to keep her out of the game, former India cricketer and CoA member Diana Edulji came to the team management’s defence, stating that team selections cannot be questioned by the committee.
“I think too much is being made out of it. The management made the decision of not changing a winning combination and that backfired. If India had won the game, I am sure nobody would have questioned their decision,” Edulji told PTI.
Source : Cricbuzz