India Women’s Cricket Team Protests Coach’s Interference
The Indian women’s cricket team has allegedly been complaining against Coach Tushar Arothe for his interference in on-field decisions. Some young players alleged that he is making excessive change. A couple of representatives of the women’s team had a meeting with the top BCCI officials on June 13, pleading that Arothe’s attitude wasn’t allowing them the liberty to take decisions.
“The matter has gone out of hand and that is why a few players approached us. We will see what can be done in this case as there are some serious allegations. The players had also approached the women’s senior selection committee, who too had a meeting with BCCI officials on Wednesday. Players and selectors don’t want Arothe to continue as the Indian women’s team coach,” sources in the BCCI told The Indian Express.
Last week, the Indian women’s team failed to clinch the Asia Cup T20 trophy, losing badly to Bangladesh. It was Bangladesh’s maiden title
Sources in BCCI said players are unhappy about how the coach operates. They also complained that captain Harmanpreet Kaur was left out in the process of selecting the final team. The situation got worse when bowlers were instructed to bowl according to directions from Arothe, which players said added more confusion.
During an Asia Cup game, bowlers were forced to adopt negative lines even while the Bangladesh batters kept sweeping. Back in the nets, lack of proper planning for daily practice schedules led them to lose the final. Players alleged that there was no one to monitor their practice sessions and very little communication from the support staff.