Former India women’s cricket coach WV Raman on Friday said he doesn’t want to talk about women’s cricket any longer as his tenure as coach has ended. The BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee had recommended Ramesh Powar’s name for the job on Thursday and the former off-spinner has replaced Raman. “So, to wind up this @BCCIWomen episode, I would like to inform my friends in the media that I have no inclination to talk about women’s cricket as my tenure has ended.. So, I solicit your cooperation, friends,” Raman tweeted.
So, to wind up this @BCCIWomen episode, I would like to inform my friends in the media that I have no inclination to talk about women’s cricket as my tenure has ended.. So, I solicit your cooperation, friends..
— WV Raman (@wvraman) May 14, 2021
Powar’s first assignment as a coach would be in June-July this year as the women’s team heads to the UK to play one Test, three T20Is, and three ODIs.
On April 13, the BCCI had invited application for the position of head coach of the Indian women’s team for a period of two years.
In December 2018, Raman had been appointed the head coach of the India women’s team.
Under his tenure, India managed to reach the finals of the T20 World Cup in 2020. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side ended up losing the summit clash against Australia.
Raman had taken over from Powar as the coach.
In August 2018, the BCCI had appointed Powar as the head coach of the Indian women’s team. Powar was at first asked to lead the team after the resignation of former coach Tushar Arothe and then he was handed the full-time duties till November 30, 2018.
The BCCI had advertised for the post and received over 35 applications.
The three-member CAC comprising Sulakshana Naik, Madan Lal, and Rudra Pratap Singh interviewed the applicants and unanimously agreed on Powar’s candidature, as per the BCCI release.
A former international, Powar played 2 Tests and 31 ODIs for India.
After his playing career, he took up cricket coaching and is an ECB Level 2 certified coach and has also attended BCCI-NCA Level 2 coaching course.
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