The interview of both the candidates will be held on 20th December at BCCI Headquarters Mumbai.
The whole controversy began when Mithali Raj was dropped out from playing 11 during the Semi Final match of world T20 played against England. India lost that match to England by 8 wickets.
Mithali was seen disappointed during the first match itself which was played against New Zealand, where even after the dismissals of five wickets she wasn’t sent to the field. Although she was in the team as the opener. In the second match against Pakistan she opened for the team and scored 56 runs and India won the match. After scoring an half century in the third match against Ireland she was asked to sit outside for the fourth match. Later in the fifth match she was again not in the squad.
Many questions arised after the defeat in the semi-finals regarding the absence of Mithali in the team. According to the reports, she drafted a letter to the board saying that Powar is trying to destroy my career and leaves no chance to humiliate me. In return Powar fired back saying that she plays only for herself and she also blackmailed me to retire if she didn’t get the spot she wants.
Mithali expressed her desolation for the accusations that Powar striked on her through a tweet stating that “I’m deeply saddened & hurt by the aspersions cast on me. My commitment to the game & 20yrs of playing for my country.The hard work, sweat, in vain. Today, my patriotism doubted, my skill set questioned & all the mud slinging- it’s the darkest day of my life. May god give strength”
As for now the post for the coach has been left vacant and names like Dav Whatmore, Tom Moody and Venkatesh Prasad are under consideration. The interview of both the candidates is scheduled for 20th December.