July 11, 2018
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Tushar Arothe resigns as coach of Indian women’s cricket team

By Abhishek Shankar

Tushar Arothe has resigned as coach of India’s national women’s cricket team.


But some serious differences appears to have developed between him and the senior members of the Indian squad during the Indian team’s failed campaign in last month’s Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur

A BCCI release on Tuesday said:

“The BCCI has accepted coach Tushar Arothe’s resignation. Tushar mentioned “personal reasons” behind this action and expressed gratitude to the BCCI for giving him this golden opportunity to work with them.’’

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“It was almost done after the last meeting of CoA with the senior players. BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim and CEO Rahul Johri were also present in the meeting. One of the major reason for resentment was Arothe’s training methods. While the coach wanted to have two practice sessions of two and half hours each in morning and afternoon, some of the older in their mid-30s were finding it difficult to cope with a demanding timetable”

It was due to this protest that the Indian team’s camp from June 15 to 25 was cancelled as BCCI was getting ready to bid adieu Arothe.


When the official was questioned whether any of the senior players had any major role in Arothe’s removal, he said: “Yes, they were against him.” CoA member Diana Edulji, a former India captain, is looking into the details as far as women’s cricket is concerned.


Arothe, who was a Baroda committed with an experience of 114 first-class games, had helped the team to reach the 50-over World Cup final in England last year.
“We will again put up an announcement and interview process will be followed soon,” said the official.


“I have no hard feelings, or any complain against any player, and I actually wish them all the best for the upcoming tours and the World T20 in November,” Arothe told.

“I would rather say I had one of the best support staff to work with. But I hope the team learns this that to achieve bigger things, to move to the next level, one needs to come out of their comfort zone. And I hope to see more honesty and more diligence from the players to do that.”

Abhishek Shankar

A writer by day and a reader by night. Chiller and life juggler

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