Diana Edulji lashes out at BCCI for neglecting women's cricket

She said that unlike the Pakistan Cricket Board that offers its women players central contract, the BCCI has not implemented it which is shameful. Edulji also said that the former BCCI president Sharad Pawar was the only supporter of the women's cricket and things turned out to be different once he left.

updated: February 14, 2013 22:29 IST
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Mumbai: Former India captain Diana Edulji on Thursday berated the BCCI for its discriminatory policies and said the poor show at the World Cup is a clear indication that women's cricket is not progressing in the country.

"I think we are playing less cricket after we came into the fold of BCCI. I am sure if they had their way, if ICC was not there, then the women's cricket is absolutely on the down slide. The World Cup performance has shown," she said at the launch of former woman cricketer Shobha Pandit Mundkur's autobiography, 'Beyond Boundaries'.

"It is bad luck that the girls played so badly in that one match against Sri Lanka, otherwise on Sunday I was hoping they would have played this match instead of West Indies or Australia. Unfortunately they didn't do well and I was expecting this tournament to be a turning point for women's cricket," she said.

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