WV Raman, former India opener is all set to reapply for the role of the Indian women team’s head coach, according to the Press Trust of India. WV Raman, who oversaw the preparations for the recently-concluded ODI and T20I series against South Africa, was asked to continue as the head coach despite his contract expiring in October last year.
The BCCI on Tuesday invited applications for the role of women’s team head coach. According to the advertisement, the coach will also have a considerable say in the roadmap for women’s U-19 and ‘A’ teams. It is believed that the senior team head coach will also have a considerable say in the roadmap for the women’s A, Under-19 and NCA teams, the report added.
WV Raman Will Apply For The Post Of Women’s Head Coach
Former India opener WV Raman is all set to re-apply for the head coach’s post of the Indian women’s cricket team as the BCCI is looking at empowering him with more responsibilities.
BCCI has published the advertisement on its website as per the requirements of its new constitution which states that the ending of every contractual agreement should be followed by seeking fresh applications.
Woorkeri Venkat Raman, or referred to as WV Raman, is set to re-apply for the role of head coach of the India Women’s senior team after his two-year contract expired last year as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sent out a release for applicants for the vacant spot.
“As far as I know, WV will be applying for the post. Under his guidance, the women’s team reached the finals of the World T20. And don’t forget this series against South Africa was the first in one year. He is well within his rights to re-apply and I believe he remains a strong contender,’ a senior BCCI official told PTI.
With the women’s ODI World Cup re-scheduled in New Zealand in less than a year’s time in 2022 and a full tour of England in June-July, it will be interesting to see if the BCCI, which has always believed in continuity, persists with the stylish former southpaw or looks at other options. Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will follow the 2022 Women’s World Cup.
ECB Confirms Women’s Tour To England Will Comprise Of One-Off Test, 3 ODIs, and 3 T20Is
Only on Tuesday, the ECB confirmed the schedule of the tour, which was initially revealed by BCCI secretary Jay Shah. The Indian women’s cricket team will play a historic one-off Test against England in Bristol as part of a multi-format series that will also feature three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals starting June 16.
“Whoever is the new head coach will have more say as we plan to develop a robust A and U-19 team before we can start a full-fledged six or eight-team women’s IPL. And who better than the new chief coach to monitor a smooth transition from U-19 to senior level for the girls,” the official said.
The BCCI will also have a fresh set of junior selectors with the ICC Under-19 World Cup scheduled to be held next year. The appointments to replace the Ashish Kapoor-led committee was delayed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which also led to the age-group cricket being postponed.
However, it is understood that the U-19 One Day Championship for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy will start at the end of May or early June.
The junior selection committee will also be in charge of selecting the U-23 Emerging India squad. For the junior selection committee, the criteria is a minimum of 25 first-class games and also retirement from competitive cricket for at least five years.