Mithali, Harmanpreet meet Johri, Karim

It is expected that Rahul Johri and Saba Karim will present a detailed report to the CoA which will then assess and, if required, speak to the individuals concerned. Coach Ramesh Powar is expected to meet the duo on Wednesday.

Mithali Raj (left) was left out of the Indian team despite being fit and Harmanpreet Kaur had gone on to justify the call even after the humiliating eight-wicket loss to England in the World T20 semifinal. Both the senior players along with manager Trupti Bhattacharya met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim on Monday.   -  Sampath Kumar G P

The Indian women’s T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and ODI skipper Mithali Raj met top BCCI officials on Monday to air their views on the selection call that has triggered a storm after the team’s World T20 semifinal loss to England.

Mithali was left out of the team despite being fit and Kaur had gone on to justify the call even after the humiliating eight-wicket loss on Sunday. Both the senior players along with manager Trupti Bhattacharya met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim.

Johri confirmed the development later on Monday. "Yes, they (the two players and the manager) had come to meet us. We spoke for a while," Johri told Sportstar, without divulging the details of the discussion.

It is expected that Johri and Karim will present a detailed report to the Committee of Administratotrs (CoA) which will then assess and, if required, speak to the individuals concerned.

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News agency, PTI had earlier reported that one of the CoA members has spoken to Mithali but it couldn’t be independently verified.

It has also been learnt that contrary to speculations, the selector on call, Sudha Shah, hasn’t been called by the CoA.

Meanwhile, the BCCI is set to continue with its policy of inviting fresh applications for the coach's position and it is unlikely that Powar will be given an extension after his interim contract ends on November 30. Even if there is a fresh process, under the watchful eyes of CAC, Powar will be eligible to apply.

“Even a player of Anil Kumble’s stature was asked to re-apply and we don’t see a reason why there should be an exception for Powar. Obviously, Ramesh can also apply but a fresh interviews of interested candidates will take place,” a senior BCCI official said on condition of anonymity.

A strong possibility exists that Mithali may never play the shortest format for India again and, like her contemporary Jhulan Goswami, only concentrate on 50-over cricket.

(With inputs from PTI)