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Diana wanted to give away IPL winners' trophy but eventually convention followed

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The IPL prize distribution ceremony almost plunged into a controversy after CoA member Edulji expressed her wish to give away the winners' trophy, going against the convention.

Eventually, as per existing convention, C K handed over the winners' trophy to

While (CoA) didn't attend the IPL final between Mumbai Indians and CSK, other two members and were present in

"Edulji gave away the winners' trophy at the Women's T20 Challenge in and she wanted to give away the trophy here also. However, it was learnt that showed an e-mail from to IPL Hemang Amin, stating that convention of giving away the trophy could be followed," a BCCI official privy to the incident told PTI on the conditions of anonymity.

When Rai was asked for his view on the issue, he in turn asked whether there was any need to change the convention.

"It was Lt Gen Thodge, who categorically told the former women's that should be allowed to handover the trophy and the matter should be put to an end. She was certainly not happy but had to go with the majority view in this case," said another BCCI source.

Rai and Edulji have had their share of differences on most of the issues and the CoA has been able to take a few concrete decisions of late after Lt Gen Thodge joined the panel.

When Khanna was contacted, he refused to comment on the issue while calls to Edulji went unanswered.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 18:46 IST