The Board of Control for Cricket in India acting treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary has said that coach appointment of the Indian Women team is not made by the board. In fact, Chaudhary has raised questions regarding the appointment of the new coach of the Indian women team. WV Raman has been appointed as the new coach of the team.
Meanwhile, the three-member ad-hoc panel of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy were asked to select the new coach. The Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai had selected the jury to do the job of picking the new coach.
The War of words between BCCI and CoA continues.
On the other hand, Ramesh Powar was given an interim role till the T20 World Cup. However, Powar could not continue with his role as there was a big controversy regarding playing Mithali Raj in the semifinal contest against England. However, CoA member Diana Edulji had backed Ramesh Powar to continue with the head coach role.
“Since there is no decision of the Committee of Administrators in the selection of the women’s coach, the process and an appointment if any in the present facts and circumstances, are without jurisdiction and authority and an appointment that may be a result of this process can be in no manner be called an appointment for and on behalf of the BCCI,” Chaudhry wrote in his letter in possession with Mid-Day.
Chaudhary claimed that Ramesh Powar should have continued as the head coach till January 17. Subsequently, the decisions could have taken within the rules.
“Would it not be appropriate till January 17 i.e the date of Supreme Court hearing and keep the present matter of coach selection in abeyance till then and have Powar continue or have someone else take charge till then? It would avoid unnecessary legal issues and unwanted controversy,” he wrote.
Indian Women team will now play a series against New Zealand.