BCCI Names Former Indian Batsman WV Raman For Women Head Coach
Finally, BCCI announces the head coach for the Indian Women Cricket Team. The former Indian batsman WV Raman will be taking care of the head coach role. WV Raman impressed the head panel with his interview and also got quite a decent experience under his kitty. His tenure will be 2 years for the country.
WV Raman preferred over Gary Kirstein:
What comes as a surprise was WV Raman was selected ahead of Gary Kirstein. However, it is learnt that Gary Kirstein is not willing to leave his role for Royal Challengers Bangalore, which left no choice for BCCI.
“Kirsten was the top choice for the BCCI ad-hoc selection committee but Raman got the job as the South African was not keen on giving up his plum job with IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore,” the official said.
On the other hand, Ramesh Powar has also attended the interview in person but unfortunately, he failed to make it. His concerns with Mithali Raj saw him an exit door.
It is learnt that the Kapil Dev-led Panel has given Gary Kirstein, WV Raman and Venkatesh Prasad in the order of preferences to BCCI. With Kirstein missing out on conflict of interest issue, WV Raman took the respective role.
Raman, who played 11 Tests and 27 ODIs, is now one of the highly qualified coaches in the country. He has trained Ranji Trophy teams like Tamil Nadu and Bengal and has also had a decent stint with the India U-19 team alongside Rahul Dravid.
The others, who appeared in front of the panel were former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar, Herschelle Gibbs, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Brad Hogg and women’s coach Kalpana Venkatachar.
Well, it would be interesting to see whether WV Raman will get the hefty check or not. As per the sources, it is learnt that WV Raman will be given the paycheck as per his experience in a certain role.