Ramesh Powar To Continue As India's Women's Team Head Coach
Mumbai coach Ramesh Powar (Photo-Twitter)

Ramesh Powar’s tenure had come to an end after the Women’s Cricket World Cup earlier this year. The Indian team under Mithali Raj had failed to qualify for the semifinals after losing 4 games out of the 7 they played.

They lost to South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and England, all of them who qualified for the semifinals except for New Zealand who too lost out on the opportunity to play in the semifinals at their home.

Ramesh Powar
Ramesh Powar (Image: Twitter)

Ramesh Powar Has Been Retained For One More Year

A BCCI official confirmed on Wednesday that former India spinner Ramesh Powar has been retained as the women’s team coach.

“Ramesh will be the coach of the Indian women’s team for another year. He will work closely with the women cricketers in the coming months,” the official said.

After India failed to qualify for the semi-finals of this year’s ODI World Cup in New Zealand, there were questions over whether he would keep his job. In the build-up to the WC, the team also lost to England, Australia, and New Zealand.

Ramesh Powar, Mithali Raj
Ramesh Powar, Mithali Raj. Image-Twitter

Powar has been meeting with national selectors and the National Cricket Academy, requesting certain players for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, as well as arranging special camps in Bengaluru. He was re-appointed in place of WV Raman, a former India opener who took over when Powar was fired after the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean in 2018.

After Powar and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur decided to drop veteran batter, Mithali Raj, from the playing eleven, India’s campaign there ended in controversy.

India’s next big assignment is the Commonwealth Games where they would play their first game against Pakistan. After a dismal performance in New Zealand, the team under Harmanpreet Kaur would hope to rectify their mistakes and try and win a medal in the tournament.

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