Indian skipper Mithali Raj's exclusion from India's squad to face England in the World T20 semi-final courted huge controversy among the cricketing circles. Taking it to Twitter on Thursday, Mithali Raj has expressed discontent over the report put by Indian women's cricket coach Ramesh Powar to the BCCI. In her tweet, she wrote about how saddened she is over the allegations against her commitment to the game and her country and called it the 'darkest day of her life':
Speaking on the ongoing controversies where she was rested in the crucial game against England in the 2018 ICC Women's World T20 World Cup, Mithali Raj on November 26, had written a letter to the BCCI in which he accused head coach Ramesh Powar of discriminating against her. In the report, she also added that she had been humiliated by the interim coach.
"At first there were small signs that his (Powar's) behaviour towards me was unfair & discriminatory but I did not bother much about it," Mithali Raj said in her letter to BCCI.
On November 28, Ramesh Powar met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim, a day after he was accused of bias by Mithali. He met the two Board officials at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
After the meeting, Powar had submitted a report to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and General Manager of Cricket Operations Saba Karim, in which he had accused Raj chasing after “her own milestones” and not playing for the team, during the recently concluded World T20 tournament.
In the 10-page report to the BCCI Jowar had also accused the Indian skipper of pressurizing coaches and blackmailing.