DNA – The Indian womens cricket coach Ramesh Powar Wednesday conceded to having a strained relationship with senior player Mithali Raj but insisted that her contentious dropping from the World T20 semifinal was based solely on cricketing logic, a Board official has claimed.

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  • The Indian womens cricket coach Ramesh Powar Wednesday conceded to having a strained relationship with senior player Mithali Raj but insisted that her contentious dropping from the World T20 semifinal was based solely on cricketing logic, a Board official has claimed.
  • 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.
  • The official said Powar insisted that Mithalis axing from the semifinal, which India lost to England by eight wickets, was based on strategy and not acrimony.
  • Another aspect that came up for discussion was if there was any external pressure to drop Mithali from any influential official.


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