Cricket

Ramesh Powar rubbishes report of him meeting BCCI officials and admitting to differences with Mithali Raj

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • November 28th, 2018
  • 22:29:25 IST

India women's coach Ramesh Powar on Wednesday rubbished reports of him meeting BCCI officials and admitting to differences with senior cricketer Mithali Raj.

File image of Ramesh Powar. AFP

File image of Ramesh Powar. AFP

Powar has been in the limelight of late for all the wrong reasons after Raj lashed out at him for humiliating and discriminating against her during the recently-concluded Women's World T20 in the Caribbean. Raj had been dropped for the semi-final against England, which India went on to lose by eight wickets, despite being declared fit and showing good form with the bat.

"I was shocked to read PTI story about my meeting with the BCCI officials. I totally deny the contents in the story," tweeted Powar, a former member of the Indian men's team.

Reports surfaced on Wednesday regarding Powar giving his side of the story in the ongoing storm. A BCCI official, on condition of anonymity, claimed that the coach had described Raj as 'aloof' and someone who was 'difficult to handle', which led to the differences in the first place. The report added that Powar justified Raj's absence from the semi-final clash, saying it was purely for cricketing reasons and not borne out of malice.

Raj, a veteran of 10 Tests, 197 ODIs and 85 T20Is, had earlier sent a mail to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim, accusing Powar of mistreating her during the World T20 campaign, and that she wasn't aware about not playing against England until the warm-up session on the morning of semi-final. She also claimed that Edulji had used her position against her and made her feel vulnerable.

However, Raj added that she had no qualms against India T20I captain Harmanpreet barring the fact that the latter decided to back the coach's decision to leave her out of the team for the big match.

Updated Date: November 28, 2018 22:29:25 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Controversy erupts after BCCI recommends halal meat to caterers for India-New Zealand Test in Kanpur
First Cricket News

Controversy erupts after BCCI recommends halal meat to caterers for India-New Zealand Test in Kanpur

The catering and menu document, in possession of PTI, also mentions categorically that no pork or beef should be part of any food in any form or variety.

BCCI AGM: India's T20 World Cup show, NCA appointment, selectors' term renewal on agenda
First Cricket News

BCCI AGM: India's T20 World Cup show, NCA appointment, selectors' term renewal on agenda

The appointment of Rahul Dravid, along with his support staff Paras Mhambrey, T Dilip and Vikram Rathour, and financial modalities will be intimated to general body as per protocol.

Ricky Ponting says he was approached by BCCI for India coach's job before Rahul Dravid took it up
First Cricket News

Ricky Ponting says he was approached by BCCI for India coach's job before Rahul Dravid took it up

Ponting, a batting legend and one of the most successful captains ever, said time commitment stopped him from taking up the India coaching job and a similar role for the Australian team.