The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday invited applications for the role of Head Coach for the Indian Women’s Cricket Team. This decision was taken after current coach WV Raman’s contracted expired in October 2020. He continued coaching the team as he was asked to carry on till South Africa’s tour of India, which ended in the month of March.
The upcoming Coach’s contract will be for a tenure of 2 years; he/she must have a level C certification from NCA or must have represented any country at the international level. The deadline for the same is 26th April as the Indian team is scheduled for the England tour in June. The candidate will be responsible to train the Women’s A team, NCA’s women cricketers, and the U-19 team apart from the National Team.
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Tour and fixtures will be planned for the A team and the U-19 team in an apex meeting by the council which is scheduled to be held on Friday.
“The Board aims to develop women’s cricket and as a measure, the hiring process will be done in due course,” a source from BCCI was quoted saying.
“The BCCI apex council is due to meet on April 16 to formulate a strong plan for the development of women’s cricket. It is important to have a good domestic structure to create a big pool of women cricketers. The ‘A’ tours and U-19 programs will be a beginning. However, it will also partly depend on how the pandemic relents over the next few months,” the source further added.
Coach Raman feels that the Indian women’s team must have a camp before going on to play against England as the team will be playing with the Red ball after more than 6 years, and also there won’t be the home-ground advantage. Mithali Raj will be leading the Test and ODI team. It is also being said the coach Raman is likely to re-apply for the job. “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.
(Source: TOI and PTI)
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