Extra Time Web Desk: The contract of Indian women’s head coach Ramesh Power has come to an end at the conclusion of the team’s campaign for the ICC World Cup and she may have to re-apply for the post as per BCCI rules.
With National Cricket Academy (NCA) chief VVS Laxman taking an active part in mentoring the country’s next batch of cricketers, the catastrophic World Cup campaign could lead to a radical change in women’s cricket. The team could not reach the semifinals of the ongoing tournament.
Poir replaces WV Raman, who led the team to the 2020 World Cup final.
“The power deal lasted until the World Cup. There is no provision to increase. So the whole process starts with application and interview. Poir must re-apply and the CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) will take a call as per the constitution, “a senior BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity.
After a good performance with the team, eyebrows were raised for not giving Raman a second term and Powar, who has a checkered history with captain Mitali Raj, was brought back.
“The CAC took the call and if they thought Ramesh would do better than Raman, it was their call. The board cannot intervene, “the source said.
At the end of India’s campaign in New Zealand, PTI reported, there were serious differences of opinion between the two senior players, who have now been in controversy for years.
It is understood that Poir did something valuable to ease tensions between the two warring factions, and it remains to be seen whether he will renew his contract.
Also, the team has nothing to write about Poor’s performance in the two rounds, especially the current one when India lost every series under his charge before their unofficial exit from the showpiece.
With the inaugural Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup scheduled for next year, eager to prepare the next batch of BCCI players, Laxman is playing a bigger role in building a model for long-term success.
One of the major concerns is the transfer of experienced fast bowler Jhulan Goswami.
“Even if you pass Mitali, there is not much change in Jhulan. So that’s a problem that the board is facing. Hopefully, the planned WIPL will reveal enough talent for the future, ”the source said.
Laxman, and Rahul Dravid, the head coach of the men’s team who created the NCA module, are expected to be consulted up front.
News Source: PTI