Domestic cricket in India, and the world, has been impacted greatly by the pandemic. In a time when international cricket has paused, there is little room for boards to plan of rejuvenating the regional manifest of the game. Naturally, cricket administrators are more focused on the revenues and hence the game at the apex level is getting all the attention and planning. Nonetheless, it would be unfair to say that updates from the domestic arena have dried up.
The respective boards throughout the country have been working round the clock in order to ensure that players get a safe ground when the game resumes. As reported by Female Cricket, Baroda Cricket Association had a recent spot in the news for its sudden suspension of the head coach and another update makes its way from Vidarbha.
The coach of senior women’s team has reportedly resigned from her role. Rituparna Roy was contracted for two years by Vidarbha Cricket Association. Her contract was still active as the two-year tenure had not completed. She had joined the team a year earlier in June only. The President of the Vidarbha Cricket Association confirmed the news. Adv Anand Jaiswal while talking to ‘The Hitavada’ replied in affirmative on the news.
As per the media outlet, sources have signaled that the cricket committee was not satisfied with the performance of Rituparna Roy. Interestingly, it was under the guidance of Roy that the senior team from Vidarbha made it to the quarterfinals of the BCCI one-day tournament last year. Roy was a former Bengal and East Zone player who led the senior women team of Bengal to Under-23 One-day a year before signing as the coach for Vidarbha.
She is a Level-B BCCI coach and has qualified as a video analyst. Recently, Chandrakant Pandit also parted ways with Vidarbha. He was the coach of the senior men team and had given consecutive back-to-back trophies to his side. He had a contract of two years which was further extended and expired when he showed no desire to be with the team anymore. Vidarbha shall look ahead to occupy the empty posts as soon as possible. In times like these when uncertainties have defined the new normal, boards should assure players of proper guidance and support for mental and physical well-being.
News Source: The Hitvada
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