New Women's Head Coach Ramesh Powar Thanks BCCI, Says Looking Forward To Take India Ahead
Former India cricketer Ramesh Powar, who was appointed Indian women's head coach on Thursday, said that he would try and take the team forward.
Powar, in his second stint as national women's coach, replaces another former India cricketer, WV Raman.
Looking forward to take india women's cricket ahead. Thanks a lot CAC & bcci for this opportunity. https://t.co/mpa7uuocps— RAMESH POWAR (@imrameshpowar) May 13, 2021
In response, the outgoing coach Raman wished him luck.
I am humbled and also filled with joy by the support and kind words from people. I have always lived life on two words, "what next", and will continue to do so. Thanks folks, once again. Stay safe, we all have a big fight to engage in against #COVIDSecondWave— WV Raman (@wvraman) May 13, 2021
Earlier on Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) picked Powar to replace Raman.
"The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik, Madan Lal and Rudra Pratap Singh [junior] interviewed the applicants and unanimously agreed on Powar's candidature," said a BCCI statement.
Powar, a former off-spinner, will be in charge of the senior women's team.
The BCCI received over 35 applications for the post.
Powar played two Test matches and 31 ODIs for India.
After his playing career, Powar took up cricket coaching and is an ECB level 2 certified coach, and has also attended BCCI-National Cricket Academy level 2 coaching course.