Thatscricket - News - We stand corrected to 'Srirupa's coup! was it worth while?'
Published: Thursday, January 25, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
Senior Sports Editor
Bangalore: Women's Cricket Association of India have reacted to an article that appeared in the women's cricket page of Thatscricket.com. WCAI, through their advocate, have taken objection to the paragraph: "Word has it that Mithali Raj, India's most effective bat, was keen to play in the semi-finals - a keenness very much seconded by her teammates, but madam Bose would have none of it. A move, which one feels was not taken in the best of the team."Through their advocate, WCAI have said: "Mithali Raj was taken ill on 4th December, 2000. She had continuous fever and on 9th December, 2000 she was admitted to the Christchurch City Hospital and was discharged from the hospital on 19th December, 2000. She was found suffering typhoid when she was discharged on 19th December, 2000. The hony. Secretary of WCAI Ms Anuradha Dutt, who was present at the time of discharge, was informed that Mithali Raj was being discharged because she need not be in hospital but was still suffering from fever and has not recovered from typhoid. Since her fever had dropped and did not need hospitalisation she was being discharged, but she continued to need medicine and bed rest. The doctor at the Christchurch City Hospital also informed the Medical Insurance that although she was being discharged, she was unfit to play. Mithali Raj suffered from fever till the date she arrived in India, i.e., 25th December, 2000 and, therefore, there was no question of Mithali Raj being able to play a World Cup game, let alone any keenness on the part of Mithali Raj or any of her teammates."Having quoted the above, Thatscricket.com stands corrected as stated by the WCAI (through their advocate) on the above issue. Thatscricket.com also makes it clear that the issues in contention, as ever, are with regard to the welfare of the game (men and women) and are in no way intended to hurt personal feelings.