The time to find a new Women’s Team coach has arrived and the names of some of the candidates will surprise you. The selection process will take place this Friday and a new coach will be chosen post interview.
Some names on the list include former India spinners Ramesh Powar and Sunil Joshi, former India wicket-keepers Vijay Yadav and Ajay Ratra, former women’s captain Suman Sharma and Mamatha Maben. Suman Sharma was an assistant coach when Purnima Rau was the coach.
Reports also indicate that current coach at the ACA Academy in Guntur, Maria Fahey has also applied for the post. The 34-year-old had played 51 ODIs and two Tests for New Zealand. Looking at their experience, Joshi and Powar are strong contenders.
Joshi is on the top of the list as he has experience as a player and as a coach. He had represented India in 69 ODIs and 15 Tests. He also had a coaching stint with Oman. A veteran of the sport, the left-handed spinner has had 160 first-class games and coached for Jammu and Kashmir, Hyderabad and Assam.
The interview will be conducted this Friday in Mumbai and conducting them will be BCCI cricket operations GM Saba Karim, COA member Diana Edulji and Amitabh Choudhary who is the acting secretary.
This opportunity had opened up after former coach Tushar Arothe left the post as he and the other senior players developed differences over the last 12 months after he took the team to the World Cup finals