Former India cricketer Ramesh Powar has been appointed as the Head Coach of India senior women’s team. He has taken over from WV Raman, who took the charge back in December 2018.
This will be Powar’s second term as the women’s national coach, having served earlier from July-November 2018. In fact, it’s under him that India qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup in 2018 and also won 14 T20 matches in a row.
Thank you @wvraman— RAMESH POWAR (@imrameshpowar) May 13, 2021
Will try my best. 🙏🙏 https://t.co/ByKaig9VZn
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) received over 35 applications for the post and a three-member Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising Sulakshana Naik, Madan Lal and Rudra Pratap Singh, selected Powar for the job.
NEWS: Ramesh Powar appointed Head Coach of Indian Women’s Cricket team— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) May 13, 2021
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The Indian team will be visiting England next month where they play one Test (June 16-20), three ODIs (June 27-July 3) and three T20Is (July 9-15).
Powar, who had played 2 Tests and 31 ODIs for India, has been an ECB Level 2 certified coach and has also attended BCCI-NCA Level 2 coaching course.