WV Raman Given Two-Year Contract as India’s Women Coach
The newly appointed Indian Women Coach WV Raman has been given a two-year contract by Board of Control for Cricket in India. The contract has been handed after India’s cricketing body got the orders from Committee of Administrators head Vinod Rai.
According to sources, Raman was given a contract on Thursday (3 Jan). Meanwhile, WV Raman was recently appointed as the coach of the Indian Women Team.
Raman will like to take Indian Women Cricket to new heights.
Former coach Ramesh Powar was shown the exit doors after the controversy of not playing Mithali Raj in the semifinal contest against England in the World T20 in the West Indies. Women in Blue went on to lose the semifinal match after remaining unbeaten in the group stages of the coveted tournament.
Meanwhile, former Indian coach Gary Kirsten and Kirsten ex-opening partner Herschelle Gibbs were also in the race to become the next coach. On the other hand, WV Raman is a former left-handed Test opener for the Indian side.
He played 11 Test matches for the Indian team in which he scored 448 runs at an average of 24.88. The southpaw batsman also played 27 One Day Internationals in which he amassed 617 runs at an average of 23.73.
In fact, WV Raman filled in the big shoes of Rahul Dravid for the Under-19 side whenever the latter was busy coaching the India A side. Thus, Raman has experience under his belt and would like to do a good job for the Indian Women National Cricket Team.
Raman was associated with the National Cricket Academy in the last three years. Raman will get a fee of INR 1.75 crore in the first year and he will get INR 2 Crore, based on the performance of the team in the first year of his tenure.