Mohammad Azharuddin
Mohammad Azharuddin (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian captain and the current president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association, Mohammed Azharuddin has said that the state governing body will do its best to engage former Indian women’s team coach WV Raman.

The former Indian skipper took to Twitter where he wrote that WV Raman’s immense experience and his incredible coaching skills can be useful for budding cricketers besides adding that there are ‘vert few’ sharper brains than the former Indian women coach.

”WV Raman’s knowledge of the game and coaching skills can be very useful for many. There are very few sharper brains than him and he has many years of experience. Hyderabad cricket association will do its best to engage him and draw immense benefit,” Azharuddin tweeted.

Azharuddin’s statement comes after WV Raman was recently removed from the head coach post of the women’s team after the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting of Madan Lal, Sulakhana Naik and RP Singh decided to replace Raman with former Indian spinner Ramesh Powar.

The BCCI, on April 13, had invited applications for the post.

WV Raman
WV Raman. Image-ICC

The decision by CAC has sparked a controversy not only because Raman had done decently well during his tenure, the highest point being Team India’s entry in the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia but also because of the fact that the man they have chosen was the one WV Raman replaced in late 2018.

Ramesh Powar, India Women
Ramesh Powar [Image-Getty]
Ramesh Powar was selected as head coach of the women’s team in August 2018 following the resignation of Tushar Arothe but the former spinner was subsequently sacked following his ugly tussle with ODI skipper Mithali Raj after he was benched for the T20 World Cup semi-final against England which India eventually lost.

WV Raman had even written a letter to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and NCA chief Rahul Dravid where he reportedly alleged the Indian team of having a prima donna culture. The letter, as it turned out, was leaked to the media.

Post all these developments, Raman, who had earlier congratulated Ramesh Powar for being appointed as head coach, wrote on Twitter that he doesn’t want to discuss anything related to the Indian women’s team since he isn’t the head coach anymore.

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