Former India wicket-keeper Farokh Engineer and former India captain Diana Edulji on Wednesday had a difference of opinion in public, with the latter hitting back for having the Supreme Court-ordered Committee of Administrators credentials questioned.
Engineer remarked that the disbanded CoA, which Edulji was a part of, was a waste of time. During the Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture in Mumbai, Edulji, who was an invitee, took the opportunity to get back at Engineer, who was also present at the event.
I just heard Farukh saying Parsis dont have a dirty bone in their body. I would like to know....you spoke a lot about the current selectors, and in that statement, you passed a snide remark about me. I would like to tell you that I played 30 Test matches too, so that is not little cricket I played. You said she [Edulji] has hardly played any cricket.., Edulji said.
Engineer had earlier questioned the CoA. I speak my mind. I said something that the CoA was a waste of time and I meant that. I dont think much came out of it really and the money that was paid or spent in crores that could have been better utilised for grassroots cricket...