On Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the appointment of the former Indian cricketer Ramesh Powar as the Head Coach of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team.
Ramesh Powar had been the head coach of the Indian Women’s Team from July-November 2018 and under him that India qualified for the semi-final of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup in 2018 and also won 14 T20 matches in a row.
Powar has been appointed ahead of their tour of England, comprising one Test, beginning on 16 June, followed by three ODIs and as many T20Is.
The BCCI had advertised for the post and received over 35 applications. The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik, Madan Lal and Rudra Pratap Singh interviewed the applicants and unanimously agreed on Powar’s candidature.
A former international, Powar played 2 Tests and 31 ODIs for India. Post his playing career, he took up cricket coaching and is an ECB Level 2 certified coach and has also attended BCCI-NCA Level 2 coaching course.
He recently coached the Mumbai senior team that won the Vijay Hazare Trophy and has worked at the National Cricket Academy as a Bowling Coach.