With just 5 months left for the ICC World Twenty20 to commence, Indian Women Cricket team’s head coach Tushar Arothe has decided to step down from the position of head coach. Reports emerged that there were some disagreements between the coach and the rest of the members of the Indian national team. It reached the boiling point after India lost the Asia Cup.
However, Arothe has cited “personal reasons” for the main reason for him quitting. He further stated that some of the Indian women’s cricketers must move out of their stereotype behaviour and come out of their comfort zone. It will help for a better future in Indian Women’s cricket.
The resignation of Arothe comes after India lost the final of the Asia Cup to Bangladesh last month. They lost by 3 wickets and missed out on the opportunity to claim their 7th Asia Cup title. Before this year’s tournament, India were the only winners of the competition in the last 6 occasions. Immediately after the defeat, it was learnt that there was discord between Arothe and some of the high profile players in the team.
Arothe had a discord with some of the senior players
The speculations were deemed true after Arothe visited the BCCI officials last week. He had a talk with Diana Edulji who was a former India Women’s captain. She is currently part of the Committee of Administrators. Reports claim that BCCI has understood and accepted Arothe’s resignation. He was allowed to step down and the tender was passed on Monday.
The Indian Women’s cricket team has taken giant strides in international cricket in the last few years. However, their defeat in the Asia Cup final will certainly be a major setback for them. They have a pretty solid team and with Harmanpreet Kaur as the skipper, the team boast of some of the greatest names in Women’s international cricket.