Joshi, Powar among 20 applicants for Indian women’s coach job; NZ batswoman too in hunt
New Delhi, Aug 9: Former India spinners Sunil Joshi and Ramesh Powar will be among 20 candidates to be interviewed for the role of the women’s cricket coach in Mumbai tomorrow.
Others who will be interviewed are former India wicket-keepers Ajay Ratra and Vijay Yadav, former women’s captain Mamatha Maben and Suman Sharma, who earlier served as the assistant coach when Purnima Rau was in charge.
Maria Fahey, who played two Tests and 51 ODIs for New Zealand, has also applied for the job. The 34-year-old is currently a coach at the ACA Academy in Guntur.
Joshi and Powar can be considered strong contenders. Powar, who played two Tests and 31 ODIs, is already serving as the interim coach after the controversial exit of Tushar Arothe.
Joshi’s experience as player and coach will also be hard to ignore. The left-arm spinner who represented India in 15 Tests and 69 ODIs, has had coaching stints with Oman and most recently Bangladesh. The veteran of 160 first-class games has also coached Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Hyderabad.
COA member Diana Edulji, BCCI cricket operations GM Saba Karim and acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary will be conducting the interviews.
The BCCI had invited applications for the coach’s role after Arothe’s bitter exit. He and senior players of the team developed serious differences 12 months after he took the team to the World Cup final.
Sachin Tendulkar And Courtney Walsh Will Join In Bushfire Cricket Bash
The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and the Caribbean fast-bowler Courtney Walsh have joined in the Bushfire Cricket Bash. Cricket Australia (CA) has planned to organise a one-off charity cricket match among the legendary cricketers on 8th February 2020. It will be the match between…
Sunil Gavaskar Opines on KL Rahul-Rishabh Pant Debate
After the recently-concluded home ODI series against Australia, suddenly a fresh debate has kicked-off in Indian cricket, and that is between KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. However, the legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has given his views on this matter. The young wicketkeeper-batsman Pant, who…