BCCI receives applications for the role of Women’s team Head Coach, WV Raman reapplies

BCCI has received applications for the role of Women’s team coach and WV Raman has reapplied for the job. The BCCI had invited applicants for the role of Indian Women Cricket team’s coach a few weeks ago as Raman’s contract expired in October 2020. He was asked to continue till the South Africa tour ended.

 

Indian Women's Cricket Team. PC: BCCI Women / Twitter
Indian Women’s Cricket Team. PC: BCCI Women / Twitter

 

Apart from Raman, Suman Sharma, Jaya Sharma, Mamatha Maben, Nooshin Al Khadeer and Hemlata Kala are other names that have appeared in the list. Kala was the chairperson of the selection committee until her tenure ended in February 2020. She went on to coach Uttar Pradesh’s U-19 team later.

“Being the chairman of the selection committee, I had worked with all the players and I know them very well, so that experience will help me serve the team better if given a chance. “I have previously served as the coach of Uttar Pradesh and Railways. So, I am confident that I will be able to coach at the highest level,” Kala was quoted saying as per Sportstar.

Maben has also been actively associated with women’s cricket. Though she did not get to coach the team in 2018, she is hopeful that she might get a chance this year. The former India player is currently the coach of the Women’s T20 Challenge Team Supernovas which is led by Harmanpreet Kaur as the captain, who won the first 2 seasons of the tournament.

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“The Board aims to develop women’s cricket and as a measure, the hiring process will be done in due course,” an insider from the board was quoted saying as per reports.

Raman took over the role in 2019. Since then Indian women have won many laurels in the game as they went on to play their first-ever T20 world cup finals against Australia in Melbourne. He has great experience in the field as he has not just remained by the Indian side, but also coached various state and IPL teams. There are high chances of BCCI roping him for a second round.

When the BCCI had opened the applications, it was mentioned that the role of the coach would not just be with the National side, but also the ‘A’ team and the U-19 team. This year is going to be very crucial for the team as matches and series are lined up one after the other. The Indian side will be going up against England, Australia, and West Indies before playing a tri-series in January, followed by the ODI World Cup.

Vaishnavi Iyer

I’m a Senior Masters student pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication. An all time Cricket enthusiast. I could never play the game but always loved watching it, and now writing about it!

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