Former India’s off-spinner Ramesh Powar is appointed as India’s Women Coach until T20 World Cup, as per the reports in Mumbai Mirror. In fact, the Mumbai player was appointed as the interim coach of the Women Team last month.
Power’s appointment had come after the previous coach Tushar Arothe resigned from the post. The Board of Control for Cricket in India had invited applications for the post at the same time. Consequently, Ramesh Powar was trusted by the India board to do justice to the role.
Powar will like to bring success for the Indian Women Team.
As per a report in the Hindu, a total of six applicants had applied to the post. Meanwhile, the Indian Women team also went through a training camp at the National Cricket Academy under the tutelage of Ramesh Powar.
Meanwhile, the Indian board has given an extension to Powar after the role of Cricket Advisory Committee wasn’t clear. In fact, Indian captain Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma was also in contention to get the offer.
Ramesh Powar takes over the post from Tushar Arothe who gave his resignation citing personal issues. Interestingly, there were reports of a feud between the Women players and the coach.
India’s board has played a musical chair game with the post as Ramesh 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 in 2017.
The upcoming tour of Sri Lanka will Powar’s first assignment. The T20 World Cup will take place in the Windies from November 9. India’s group constitutes New Zealand, Pakistan and Australia.