Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed as the head coach of the senior India Women’s team on Thursday. Powar replaced WV Raman for the role. The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising of three members in Sulakshana Naik, Madan Lal, and RP Singh finalized the decision.
Earlier, The Cricket Advisory Committee recommended the name of Ramesh Powar to once again take over the reins as the coach of India’s women’s team. A member of CAC confirmed the development to ANI.
“Powar has been recommended. You will get the full details on the tenure and all from the BCCI soon”, the source told ANI.
As many as 35 applications were received by the CAC in reference to the position. Of those, four men and women candidates each were shortlisted in the final list.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) invited applications for the post of women’s coach on April 13 for a period of two years.
According to BCCI’s advertisement, the applicant must have represented India or any other country at the international level or should be NCA Level ‘C’ certified coach or should have a similar certification from a reputed organization/institute and a minimum of 50 first-class games.
A person, who has experience of coaching an international team for a period of a minimum of one season or a T20 franchise for a minimum of two seasons, can also apply for the post.
Ramesh Powar is a former Indian cricketer who has represented the nation in 31 ODIs and 2 Tests, picking 34 and 6 wickets respectively. Besides, he has played 148 first-class games, taking 470 wickets at an average of 31.31.
WV Raman has been mentoring the women’s team for over two years. He was appointed as the head coach in December 2018. Under his mentorship, the Indian team showed a massive improvement, one of their greatest achievements being reaching the finals of the T20 World Cup 2020.