Ramesh Powar who was re-appointed as Indian Women’s Head Coach for the 2nd time in May 2021 will continue further as the Head Coach for another year as per the 2-year contract signed by him.
It was earlier reported that Ramesh Powar’s contract was just for 1 year and it ended after the Women’s ODI World Cup earlier this month. This news started doing the rounds on social media after Team India’s poor performance in the ODI World Cup 2022 which led to the team missing out on the semi-finals bus.
Ramesh Powar replaced WV Raman as the Head Coach who is also a former India International. I was a 3-member Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik, Madan Lal, and RP Singh that had conducted interviews before appointing Ramesh Powar.
Contrary to reports doing the rounds on social media last month, Ramesh Powar was handed a 2-year contract and not just one.
BCCI officials also discussed the disappointing World Cup performance with the team management and head coach Powar, a source close to the BCCI told India Today.
“Yes, there was discussion and the team and the coaching department have been asked to strengthen the performance. Whatever possible facilities or tournaments are required will be given to them. For us (BCCI), both teams are equal. Yes, there was a bit of disappointment when they lost the South Africa game and had to leave the World Cup early but it is a game and winning and losing are part of the game,” the source said.
With several crucial events including Birmingham Commonwealth Games, and ICC’s Women’s T20 World Cup approaching, it would be interesting to see how team India prepares under the leadership of Ramesh Powar and prove what this team is actually worth.
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