Board of Control for Cricket in India has officially appointed former India’s off-spinner Ramesh Powar has as India’s Women Coach until the ICC World T20 scheduled in November 2018. The T20 World Cup will be hosted by West Indies from November 9. India have been placed along with the likes of New Zealand, Pakistan and Australia in the group. Also Read - 2021 T20 World Cup to Stay in India, Australia May Host in 2022: Report
Powar has now been handed over full-time duties till 30th Nov ’18. His term will include a tour to Sri Lanka in September, a bilateral series in West Indies in Oct, followed by ICC Women’s World T20 in West Indies in Nov Also Read - Bio-Secure Venues a Bit Unrealistic, Impossible For Everyone to do it: Rahul Dravid
The upcoming tour of Sri Lanka will be Powar’s first assignment as head coach of the Indian women’s team. The 40-year old was appointed as the interim coach of the Women cricket team last month after Committee of Administrators (CoA) unceremoniously removed Tushar Arothe from the top post. Also Read - Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Prospect of IPL Happening This Year, Says Can’t Risk Health For a Sports Event
Arothe wasn’t even given a proper hearing by the world’s richest cricket board after there were reports of a feud between the Women players and the former First Class cricketer. Later, it was revealed that Arothe gave his resignation citing personal issues.
BCCI had invited applications for the post at the same time after Arothe’s resignation. As per the reports, a total of six applicants had applied for the post. Meanwhile, the Indian Women team also went through a training camp at the National Cricket Academy under the tutelage of Powar.
India’s board has played a musical chair game with the post as Powar is the third coach in the last one and a half years. Prior to Arothe, Purnima Rau held the position. However, she was axed a few months before the Women World Cup which was held in England in 2017.