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Ramesh Powar roped in as interim coach of India women’s team

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Former Indian cricketer Ramesh Powar has been roped in as the interim coach of India women’s cricket team until the BCCI suitable replacement for coach Tushar Arothe.

The former Indian coach Tushar Arothe was forced to resign post differences with players. He wanted the team to practice in two different sessions, one in morning and the other in evening but the women’s squad was unhappy with the procedure as many players are above 30 years of age and could not cope with the difficult time frame.

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Powar will join the camp that begins from 25th July. For the time being he will coach the women’s team as BCCI has already invited applications for the full-time coach’s job with 20 July being the deadline to apply.

“I am happy with the responsibility given and I will try my best to take them (women’s team) ahead,” Powar said.

“Powar had been asked to oversee the camp as their is no head coach with the women’s team. He will be involved in planning the camp with Biju George, the assistant coach. The BCCI has already invited applications for women’s team coach role but it will take time. The new coach can only take on the role next month,” a BCCI official said.

The former Indian off spinner was spurned by the Mumbai Cricket Association for a role in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy coaching set up. Former Mumbai wicket keeper batsman Vinayak Samant was chosen over him and now the BCCI has come up with the decision of making him the interim coach.

The Indian women’s team is scheduled to have a series in Sri Lanka in August and it is understood that the board had also planned series of camp and Challengers Trophy for the girls.