Mithali's omission from the playing eleven against England triggered a controversy and it was intensified after India were handed an eight-wicket drubbing, shattering their dreams of a maiden ICC title.
"I think too much is being made out of it. The management (captain Harmanpreet Kaur, coach Ramesh Powar, vice captain Smriti Mandhana and selector Sudha Shah) made the decision of not changing a winning combination and that backfired. If
"We can't be questioning the team eleven. Another example is of Krunal Pandya, who was thrashed in the first T20 but bounced back strongly yesterday. These things happen in the game," she said.
Mithali, who had missed the last pool game against eventual champions
Harmanpreet defended the decision to keep Mithali out of the eleven, saying "whatever we decided, we decided for the team". However, the captain was slammed by the latter's manager Annisha Gupta, who claimed that the 35-year-old was a victim of politics and favouritism.
Edulji said Gupta's comments were uncalled for.
"As I see it. It was just a bad day for
"I wish they had a bad game like that earlier in the competition and not in the all-important semifinal. The girls now have a
Edulji also made it clear that no COA meeting has been planned yet with captain Harmanpreet and Mithali.
"It was a selection matter. There is no need for the COA to intervene. If they want to have a word with us, then that can be looked at. We only step in when it is required, like it was when Tushar Arothe stepped down," she said.
Arothe had to quit in July after he developed differences with the senior players over his training methods. Former