Ramesh Powar, former head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team, has now been appointed for the same position. It was BCCI secretary Jay Shah who confirmed the news. Powar earlier served between July 2018 to November 2018.
The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) led by Madan Lal recommend Powar’s name for the post. Various sources confirmed the latest news, and said that the full information on Powar’s tenure will be conveyed by the BCCI soon.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appoints Ramesh Powar as the Head Coach of Team India (Senior Women): BCCI Secretary Jay Shah
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On April 13, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had invited applications for the post of head coach for the women’s team for a period of two years. According to the BCCI advertisement, “the applicant must have represented India or any other country at the international level or should be NCA Level ‘C’ certified coach or should have a similar certification from a reputed organisation/institute and a minimum of 50 first-class games.”
The ad further stated that anyone with the experience of coaching an international team for a minimum period of one season or a T20 franchise for a minimum of two seasons, could also apply.
The BCCI received 35 applications for the post, and a final list comprising of four men and four women was made.
The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), of Madan Lal, Sulakshana Naik and RP Singh conducted the interviews for the shortlisted male candidates on Wednesday. The interviews for the female candidates will took place on Thursday.
In December 2018, WV Raman was appointed as the coach for the women’s team. It was under his coaching that India managed to reach the finals of the T20 World Cup 2020.
Ramesh Powar had served as head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team in 2018
WV Raman had become the head coach after Ramesh Powar ended in November 2018. In August 2018, the BCCI had made Ramesh Powar the head coach of the team. He was asked to head over the team after former coach Tushar Arothe had resigned. Powar continued serving till November 30, 2018. Powar represented the Indian team in two Tests matches and 31 ODIs.