Controversy over the Indian Women’s team decision to drop Mithali Raj from the World T20 semis against England refuses to die down.
After India were dumped out of the tournament by eight wickets, Raj’s manager Annisha Gupta lashed out at current skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, calling her a "manipulative, lying, immature, undeserving captain". She also said there was politics in the team.
"Unfortunately @BCCIWomen believes in politics not sport. After witnessing what @M_Raj03 's experience could do in IndvIre it's shocking that they went with what pleases @ImHarmanpreet -a manipulative, lying, immature, undeserving captain," Annisha's tweet read.
Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, she added, "I'd like to say that I don't know what is going on on the inside but, now that the matches are being telecast, we can see who is performing and who is not.”
"And we can see the kind of treatment that Mithali has received despite her brilliant performance and despite showing stability and consistency. The kind of treatment she has received is completely uncalled for,” she went on to say.
Raj is India's highest scorer in the shortest format with 2,283 T20I runs.
--By A Cricket Correspondent