Diana Edulji Hits Out At One-Sided 'IPL Trophy' Experiences


Diana Edulji, the CoA member, slammed the one-sided media experiences that steered she wished to current the trophy to the IPL 2019 winners on Sunday.

The Supreme Courtroom-appointed Committee of Directors (CoA) member Diana Edulji was within the headlines for wanting to present away the Indian Premier League trophy to the winner on the finish of the ultimate of the 12th version of the cash-rich league on Sunday. Damage by the flip of occasions and the one-sided experiences within the media, Diana stated that if the report did must go, the total episode ought to have been reported.

“I have gone through the one-sided news report on the presentation of the IPL trophy to the champions. To set the facts straight, in the COA meeting dated 8th April, the topic was discussed. During the discussion, I had mentioned that as the acting president (C.K. Khanna) had abdicated his right to give away the trophy during the BCCI bilateral match in Delhi, he had shown disregard for the protocol and an office bearer of a state association was allowed to give the trophy away and hence for the IPL Final, CoA members should give the trophy. This was because the acting president had shown disregard to the office of the president of the BCCI,” she defined to IANS.

Going additional, she stated that her preliminary selection was CoA chief Vinod Rai, however when the latter stated that he would not be attending the ultimate, she steered the names of Ravi Thodge and herself and he or she had no intention of giving the trophy herself (as was pictured within the media experiences).

“I had even mentioned that if (Vinod) Rai would be present at the finals, then he should give the trophy to which he had said that he was not going to be present. It was then that I mentioned that as Thodge and I were attending the finals, the two of us may present the trophy. The matter rested there,” she clarified.

In accordance with the previous India cricketer, Khanna forwarded a mail a few days earlier than the ultimate to query the entire change of plan whereas he by no means bothered to answer as to why the BCCI chief hadn’t offered the trophy after the ultimate ODI between India and Australia on the Feroz Shah Kotla.

“A number of days earlier than the ultimate Khanna forwarded a mail from the performing secretary (Amitabh Choudhary), written someday within the 12 months 2017 wherein he had stated that as per protocol the BCCI president offers away the trophy. This was sheepishly finished by the performing president by forwarding a mail of 2017 by performing secretary though he had offered the IPL trophy in 2018 as effectively, a undeniable fact that he appeared to have forgotten. He appeared to have additionally glossed over the abdication of his accountability throughout the India-Australia sport on the Feroz Shah Kotla as he could have realised that what he did marred the dignity of the workplace of the president of the BCCI. 

“Until date, even after quite a few emails together with from the performing secretary asking for causes on what grounds the performing president allowed the DDCA consultant to present away the trophy, Khanna has not bothered responding and explaining concerning the causes resulting from which he took that call,” she stated.

Diana then went on to elucidate how on the day of the ultimate, Khanna as soon as once more created a ruckus and made a mountain out of a mole hill. “On the day of the ultimate as traditional his curiosity appeared solely restricted to the presentation of the trophy since he was carrying round an e mail of 2017 in his pocket. I used to be of the view that the overall and I’d current it as he had not upheld the custom in Delhi and appeared to have succumbed underneath stress. 

“If my intention was to give the trophy alone I would have stressed upon it in the previous two editions where I was present for the finals. As a former Indian captain, I have always been motivated to receive trophies during my playing days and the presentation of trophies is not something that I have aspired to do. The view that I had held here was only because Khanna had abdicated his responsibility and had not given the bi-lateral trophy in Delhi,” she pointed.

“With regard to a certain official who provided this half-baked information, making a mountain out of a mole hill looks to be the case of his insecurity and incompetence. I relented as I did not want the competent and hardworking officials of the BCCI to bear the brunt (of the situation) and also to avoid any controversy during the ceremony after the great work done by the IPL team in putting up such a good show.”