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India skipper Mithali Raj says women’s cricket needs media support, never felt the need to avoid a press conference

India skipper Mithali Raj says ladies’s cricket wants media assist, by no means felt the necessity to keep away from a press convention

Mumbai: India Check and ODI captain Mithali Raj on Monday mentioned ladies’s cricket wants media assist to advertise the sport and personally she had by no means felt the need to forgo a press convention.

Mithali made the remarks within the wake of an issue involving 23-year-old Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the continued French Open after refusing to participate within the post-match media conferences.

File picture of Indian ladies’s ODI skipper Mithali Raj. AFP

“Properly, I feel it’s powerful to be in quarantine for any athlete. However, I feel getting right into a event, we don’t really feel that. Personally I’ve not felt that I ought to forgo a press convention as a result of ladies’s cricket proper now, the place it stands, it wants media assist,” Mithali mentioned when particularly requested in regards to the matter.

Mithali was addressing a digital press-conference forward of the workforce’s tour to England alongside head coach Ramesh Powar.

“And it’s important for gamers additionally to try to assist in the expansion of a sport. So, we have to try to promote the game,” added the 38-year-old, who has a number of information to her identify.

Osaka had determined to boycott press conferences in the course of the ongoing Grand Slam — a transfer that had drawn flak — as he felt that the character of questioning was typically damaging to her psychological well being.

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Updated: June 1, 2021 — 8:11 pm

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