Former Australian girls`s staff captain Lisa Sthalekar has claimed that the BCCI neither checked on Veda Krishnamurthy after the dual tragedies in her household nor communicated to the bereaved India cricketer its choice to not think about her for the upcoming tour of England. Earlier this month, the flamboyant middle-order India batter misplaced her elder sister Vatsala Shivakumar to COVID-19, two weeks after her mom succumbed to the dreaded virus. On anticipated traces, she was not included within the Indian Test and ODI staff for subsequent month`s tour of the United Kingdom, however ICC Hall of Famer Sthalekar was not satisfied with the BCCI`s dealing with of the entire episode.
“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 mentioned in a notice on her Twitter deal with. 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.” Bengal`s wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami, who has additionally had stints within the Indian Premier League (IPL) in addition to representing the nation within the U-19 degree, backed Sthalekar. The 28-year-old Bengaluru-based Veda just lately paid an emotional tribute to her sister and mom, who succumbed to the virus in a span of two weeks. The all-rounder, who has been serving to others by means of her social media by amplifying their requests for support, has represented India in 48 ODIs and 76 T20s. Sthalekar, the primary participant to attain the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in girls`s One-Day Internationals, felt the time has come for a participant` affiliation for the Indian girls`s staff.
“As a past player the ACA (Australian Cricketers` Association) have reached out daily to see how we are and provided all kinds of services. If there was a need for a player association in (India) surely it is now.” The 41-year-old Sthalekar, now a commentator, mentioned being sorted has turn out to be extra necessary for the time being, with the pandemic wreaking havoc the world over. “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. Goswami mentioned state cricket associations in India don`t care about their gamers. “I don`t think cricket Associations caring about their players are even thought by the management in India, Mental health & communicating with players on drawing a future guide for their players doesn`t even cross their mind, I can say this for domestic cricket,” Goswami tweeted. India is reeling below a devastating second wave of the pandemic with circumstances rising by over three lakh on a regular basis and the disaster has been compounded by a scarcity of some essential medicines and oxygen provides.
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