Mithali Raj accuses coach Ramesh Powar, Diana Edulji of bias; writes to BCCI

Mithali Raj

Mumbai, Nov 27: Senior Indian woman cricketer and ODI captain Mithali Raj on Tuesday accused CoA member Diana Edulji of bias and coach Ramesh Powar of humiliating her.

In a letter to BCCI, Raj said “Always reposed faith in Diana Edulji and have always respected her and her position as a member of COA, Never did I think she will use her position against me, more after hearing what I had to go through in Caribbean as I had spoken to her about it”.

“Her(COA member Diana Edulji) brazen support in the press with regard to the decision of my benching in the semifinal of the T20 World Cup has left me deeply distressed, more because she knows the real facts having spoken to me”.

Lashing out at coach Ramesh Powar, she wrote “My issues with the coach started immediately as we landed in the West Indies. At first there were small signs that his behaviour towards me was unfair and discriminatory but I did not bother much about it”.

To him(coach Ramesh Powar) I didn’t exist in the team. If I was around he would immediately move away from the scene, if I looked to wish him he would deliberately start looking in other direction”, she added.

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