India women: Selectors urge BCCI to consider a female candidate for head coach post, says report- With less than a month left to choose head coach of India women team, selection committee has emailed BCCI urging BCCI to appoint a female in key positions in India women’s team.
It is notable that Purnima Rau was the last female coach for India women till April 2017.
As per a report from ESPNCricinfo, Hemlatha Kala, Nooshin Al Khadeer, Jaya Sharma, Mamatha Maben, Suman Sharma are among leading female candidates in the race for the top job.
Hemlatha Kala- Chief of the previous selection committee
Mamatha Maben– Formerly coached Bangladesh and Chinese women’s national teams
Suman Sharma – Held coaching positions in Women’s T20 Challenge
Nooshin Al Khadeer– Coached several women’s state sides
Jaya Sharma– Part of the women’s selection panel of the Delhi state body
Others in the fray are Ramesh Powar, Tushar Arothe and WV Raman.
The report further added that trio lost confidence with senior/ key players.
WV Raman- Head coach of India women since December 2018 to SA series in March 2021
“I decided to apply because the 50-over World Cup begins in ten months’ time, and that remains an unfinished business as we lost the cup by a whisker in 2017,” Arothe told ESPNcricinfo.
“My desire to improve the team’s fitness during my time as head coach wasn’t met favourably by some of the girls, but I they think they may have started to appreciate the need for fitness as an important ingredient for success at the highest level. They are a skilled bunch, so I would be happy to work with them again with all the major tournaments in 2022 and 2023 in focus,” he added.
April 26 is the deadline for submitting applications. The new head coach is likely to be announced in May after virtual interviews by BCCI’s 3-member cricket advisory committee.
It is notable that India women will travel to England in June.
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