Veda Krishnamurthy was snubbed from the Indian squad which was announced for their upcoming tour to England. The Indian eves play one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is in England. The squad will fly with the men’s team on June 2, with the first of the seven games, a one-off Test match, starting in Bristol on June 16. Meanwhile, formr Australian women’s cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has slammed the BCCI for axing her from the squad and also saying that the board was not bothered about check on Veda after her recent tragedy.
In a Tweet, Lisa Sthalekar has said that the BCCI should have been more compassionate towards Veda Krishnamurthy after her personal loss.
Lisa Sthalekar Stands By Veda Krishnamurthy After India Snub
There is still time to fix this!! pic.twitter.com/LT3hApMioJ
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) May 15, 2021
“Whilst not selecting Veda for the upcoming series may be justified from their point of view, what angers me the most is that as a contracted player she has not received any communication from BCCI, just to even check how she is coping,” Sthalekar said in a note on her Twitter handle.
She added, “A true association should deeply care about the players that play the game… not focus solely on just the game at any cost. So disappointed.”
“The stress, anxiety, fear and grief that many players have experienced through this pandemic will take its toll on them as individuals and inadvertently affect the game,” Sthalekar signed off.
Earlier this month, Veda lost her sister Vatsala Shivakumar to COVID-19, two weeks after her mother succumbed to the dreaded virus The BCCI did not include her in the squad on expected lines Lisa was unhappy with the way, the BCCI treated the whole situation despite Veda being a contracted player at the moment.
The upcoming series will be the first for Ramesh Powar who was reappointed as the head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. he replaced WV Raman, who was appointed the head coach of the India women’s team in December 2018.