Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) secretary T Shesh Narayan said they will have discussions with Purnima Rau before taking up the matter with BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (COA). “We will talk with Purnima and then put forward her case to the CoA,’’ he said.
HCA was reacting to the story published by Telangana Today on Purnima’s sacking as coach of the Indian women’s cricket team and being replaced by former Baroda left-handed batsman Tushar Arothe for the next month women’s World Cup to be held in England from June 24.
Former secretary John Manoj said that it was shocking news. “She was a successful coach. The BCCI should have informed her before taking any major decision. I think HCA should take up the matter with BCCI and find out the reasons for her removal as coach of Indian women’s team,’’ he said.
The Telangana Today’s exclusive interview with Purnima created ripples among cricketing fraternity. Reputed cricket website Wisden India ran a full-length interview quoting Telangana Today.