It seems like Mithali Raj controversy is not going to stop any sooner in the BCCI circuit. Following India’s ouster from ICC T20I World Cup 2018 and the controversy, BCCI denied giving the extension to Ramesh Powar in his current post. In fact, BCCI already asked the applications for taking the role.
As per the rules, BCCI can give the 12-month extension to the head coach if he or she has delivered the goods for the country in the respective roles. It seems like BCCI isn’t impressed with the effort put in by Ramesh Powar.
In addition, the latest controversy has hit him badly. Certainly, the board would receive the backlash if they continue Ramesh Powar in the respective role. Thus, Powar saw himself on the wrong side of the things.
Ramesh Powar already submitted the report on the latest controversy. He included the key points on his report and also quoted the decision to not play Mithali Raj is an idea of the whole team management.
Further, he also cited Mithali Raj threatened him to give the opening position to her in the side. If not, she would leave from the middle of the tournament, as disclosed by Ramesh Powar in his report.
CoA wants CAC to appoint coach:
Team India had already made a couple of changes in the coaching panel this year. If they appoint a new coach on December 20th, it would be the third head coach for women team in the past 12 months.
The new coach is likely to take charge when Team India travels New Zealand for the ODI series in January. During the series, the men side will also tour New Zealand to lock horns in a bilateral series.
Meanwhile, it is learnt the CoA wants the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, to take the interview. In a case of their unavailability, senior cricketers would take care of it.