Veda Krishnamurthy, who lost her sister and mother to Covid-19, thanks BCCI, Jay Shah for lending support

Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 May 2021 (17:27 IST)
New Delhi: India women cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy, who lost her sister and mother to recently, on Tuesday thanked and its secretary for reaching out to her and extending support in these ‘unprecedented times’.

Veda lost her elder sister Vatsala Shivakumar to COVID-19 earlier this month, two weeks after her mother succumbed to the deadly virus.
 
The middle-order India batter also didn’t find a place in the Indian Test and ODI team for next month’s tour of the United Kingdom, announced by the board last week.
 
“Have been tough last month for me and family and I’d like to sincerely thank the @BCCI & Mr @jayshah sir for calling me few days back and extending support in these unprecedented times. Many thanks sir @BCCIWomen,” Veda tweeted.
 
Earlier, former Australia women skipper Lisa Sthalekar had slammed BCCI for giving cold shoulder to Krishnamurthy, saying the board neither checked on cricketer after the twin tragedies nor communicated its decision to not consider her for the upcoming tour of England.
 
“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,” Sthalekar had said.
 
“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,” she added. (UNI)