On Monday, Ramesh Powar announced he will not continue as the Head Coach of India Women’s Cricket team. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC
On Monday, Ramesh Powar announced he will not continue as the Head Coach of India Women’s Cricket team. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had handed him a provisional contract as head coach in October last year.
Powar has been widely credited for transforming India Women’s team to the number one team in the ICC rankings in ODIs. India had reached the finals of the World Cup in 2017 under his mentorship and had also finished as runners-up in the recent T20 World Cup in Australia.
The former Indian off-spinner expressed disappointment in a press conference, citing lack of support from the Board. He said that the Indian Women’s team was only considered to be a “passing entity” and that the Board did not even bother to discuss the progress made during his tenure.
The decision comes after a series of arguments between Powar, the BCCI and a few of the senior players of the Indian Women’s team. Several issues regarding communication and team selection were flagged by these players.
Powar was appointed as the head coach after former India Women’s captain, Mithali Raj and then coach, Tushar Arothe had a public fallout during India’s tour of England in 2018. Raj and Arothe had failed to agree on team strategies and strategies for the World Cup.
Cricket fans have expressed disappointment at the news as Powar had been a refreshing change for the women’s game in India. Several on-field decisions and strategies made by Powar made a deep impact on the team’s performance.
The BCCI will now have to look for a suitable replacement for the Head Coach of the India Women’s Cricket team.
Ramesh Powar to Move Away From India Women’s Head Coach Role
India’s top cricket Board has announced that Ramesh Powar will not be retained as head coach of the women’s Indian cricket team.
Reasons for the Decision
The Board made this decision because of the fact that Powar failed to meet certain performance standards as expected by the Board. Furthermore, after the Board began the process of evaluating various candidates for the role, they determined that only a few candidates could bring in experience and the desired change to the team’s performance.
The Board is now searching for new candidates for the role and has chosen to bring on a new coach in order to overhaul the team’s performance and make it better equipped to compete on the international platform.
The Benefits of a New Coach
A new coach can bring in fresh ideas and perspectives, as well as new strategies to help the team sharpen their performance. Team dynamics can be improved, morale levels can be raised and a more positive environment can be created.
The official statement issued by the Board said, “We thank Ramesh for his service and commitment to the team and wish him all the best for his future endeavors”.
It is expected that with the beginning of a new chapter for the women’s Indian cricket team, that the team can improve their performance and reach greater heights in the years to come.
The Board made the decision to move away from Ramesh Powar as the head coach of the women’s Indian cricket team due to performance expectations and has now begun the search for a new coach. With a new coach, it is hoped that the team can reach greater heights and perform better.