Aarothe was replaced by Ramesh Powar on account of differences with senior players regarding his methods of training. Ramesh Powar will coach the team for the training camp to be held on July 25th at Bangalore.
In this context, Ramesh Powar said that “I am happy with the responsibility given and I will try my best to take them (women’s team) ahead,”
Ramesh Powar earlier lost an opportunity to coach the Mumbai Senior team on account of clashes with MCA. The BCCI issued notification inviting applications for the appointment of full-time coach for the women’s cricket team to be held on 20th July, the last date for applying for the post.
Ramesh Powar picked 31 wickets from 34 ODIs and picked six wickets from a single test match for the national team. In his first-class career, he picked 470 wickets off 148 games. This 40-year-old player will be the interim coach till BCCI appoints the full-time coach for the Indian women’s cricket team.
A week ago, Vinayak Samant, the Mumbai wicketkeeper-batsman became the coach of Senior Mumbai cricket team to replace Ramesh Powar. However, Ramesh Powar is the first option for the BCCI to elect an interim coach for the women’s cricket team and the Mumbai cricket team as well but the Maharashtra Cricket Association took the decision in favor of Samant.
Powar resigned the position of Mumbai spin bowling coach in the academy founded by the Maharashtra Cricket Association to train the young spinners for the tour to Australia this February. According to the BCCI norms, the cricket coach should be below 55 years of age and should have the experience of training an international or first-class team.