Decision to drop Mithali Raj was a selection call: CoA member

Last Updated: Nov 26 2018 15:48

CRICKET- Diana Edulji, a member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Committee of Administrators, says there is no need to question Indian team management’s call to drop Mithali Raj for the Women’s World T20 semi-final against England.

“The management made the decision of not changing a winning combination and that backfired,” Edulji said.

“If India had won the game, I am sure nobody would have questioned their decision.”

“We can’t be questioning the team XI. Another example is of Krunal Pandya, who was thrashed in the first T20 [against Australia] but bounced back strongly yesterday [in the third T20]. These things happen in the game.”

Harmanpreet Kaur was also criticized for dropping Mithali.

Raj’s manager even took to social media to lash out at India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, calling her a “manipulative, lying, immature, undeserving captain”.