Diana Edulji on Tuesday stated if Virat Kohli can have a say within the appointment of the boys’s group coach, COA chief Vinod Rai must also respect the views of the ladies’s T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who needs Romesh Powar to proceed as their coach. The ladies’s group is with no coach for the time being following the controversial exit of Powar. In a letter written to Rai, COA member Edulji accused the chairman and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri of breaking guidelines whereas appointing Ravi Shastri as the boys’s group coach in July final 12 months.
“I see nothing flawed in girls cricketers writing e-mails relating to the coach. They have been truthful in expressing their views not like Virat who often despatched sms’ to the CEO (Johri) on which you acted and there was a change within the coach,” wrote Edulji.
“There additionally I had objected and my dissent is recorded when the timelines have been prolonged for somebody to use as he (Ravi Shastri) didn’t apply in time. Mr. (Anil) Kumble a legend in his personal proper was subjected to lack of face and made to seem like a villain. He was gracious sufficient to maneuver on for which I respect him. There additionally, guidelines have been damaged and I had raised objections again then.” Edulji stated Harmanpreet and Vice Captain Smriti Mandhana’s views on the coach have to be thought of.
“The captain and vice-captain have requested their selection so why can’t we respect their selection for New Zealand tour until we get readability on the committee. We will go forward and proceed with the identical coach. The views of the 2 senior gamers should not be ignored.” “Virat didn’t accede to Kumble persevering with inspite of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) saying, so then why not these two gamers get what they really feel is finest for the group.” Shastri had not utilized for the top coach’s place initially however the BCCI prolonged the deadline so the previous India all-rounder may apply for the job. Ultimately, Shastri was expectedly appointed coach in July for a interval of two years.
The BCCI on Tuesday shaped an ad-hoc panel to seek out Powar’s alternative however Edulji stated the choice was made by Rai with out consulting her.
In accordance with Edulji the CAC comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly ought to have been allowed extra time to determine on the best way ahead to find the subsequent girls’s coach. The BCCI as an alternative named a three-member ad-hoc committee comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy to select Powar’s successor.
“The CAC has to pick the Head Coach however earlier than their availability was checked, Saba Karim (BCCI GM) had already spoken to Kapil, Anshuman and Shubhangi Kukarni. I enquired for readability on their battle (of curiosity) roles as how an ad-hoc committee was being shaped with out correct authority.
“However authorized (division of BCCI) as ordinary gave a opposite opinion – 2 totally different variations on 2 points. On one hand COA has no powers to look into the COI (Battle of Curiosity) problem and on different hand COA has powers to nominate an Advert hoc committee.
“I nonetheless keep that the CAC ought to have been given time like requested and their roles needs to be outlined. There may be sufficient time until the subsequent tour.” The BCCI is anticipated to call the brand new coach earlier than the New Zealand tour begins on January 24. The tour contains three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals.
The coach utility deadline ends on December 14. Manoj Prabhakar, Herschelle Gibbs and Dimitri Mascarenhas are among the many former gamers who’ve utilized for the job.
The controversy surrounding the ladies’s group refuses to die down ever since Mithali Raj was unexpectedly dropped kind the World T20 semifinal which India misplaced to England by eight wickets.
The previous captain additionally accused Rai of taking unilateral selections.
“In my absence, you had a gathering with the two Ladies Cricket Captains (Harmanpreet and Mithali) and after I enquired on the identical; you replied saying they needed to fulfill you so that you met them. As soon as once more, you may have failed to grasp that I’ve an equal say in all issues of BCCI as COA with equal rights not much less no more.
Within the change of emails, Edulji additionally directed the BCCI office-bearers together with the CEO to not act on Rai’s directions with out her approval.