Did BCCI abandon Veda Krishnamurthy when she faced COVID tragedy? Lisa Sthalekar thinks so
Veda Krishnamurthy is an Indian woman cricketer representing India in the limited-overs circuit. Meanwhile, her family has gone through a severe tragedy, as she lost her mother and elder sister due to the novel coronavirus.
Indian woman cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy is going through a tough time in her personal life. She has lost her mother due to the deadly COVID-19, while a couple of weeks later, last week, she also lost her elder sister due to the same.
Meanwhile, former Australian woman cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has alleged that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has not acted humanely and accused it of abandoning the Indian middle-order batsman. She has also alleged that the board hasn't checked Veda since her twin family tragedies, besides dropping her from the One-Day International squad for the upcoming England tour.
"Whilst not selecting Veda for the upcoming series may be justified from their point of view, what angers me the most is that as a contracted player, she has not received any communication from BCCI, just to even check how she is coping. A true association should deeply care about the players that play the game... not focus solely on just the game at any cost. So disappointed," wrote Lisa on Twitter.
"As a past player, the ACA (Australian Cricketers' Association) have reached out daily to see how we are and provided all kinds of services. If there was a need for a player association in (India) surely it is now. The stress, anxiety, fear and grief that many players have experienced through this pandemic will take its toll on them as individuals and inadvertently affect the game," she added.
Lisa has indicated that the most important thing right now is to look after rather than just give the person time to recover or cope with the losses suffered. Owing to the tragedies, the pandemic has also taken a toll on many people's mental health.
Veda is a flamboyant batsman for Team India, having scored more than 1,600 international runs. Meanwhile, India has registered more than 3.26 lakh new COVID cases on Friday.
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