Mithali Raj – Ramesh Power Row: BCCI Invites Women’s Team Coach Applications

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to not extend Ramesh Powar’s tenure as Indian Women’s cricket coach and the post has been left vacant after a bitter public spat between Mithali Raj and Ramesh Powar. The BCCI  has now invited applications for the position of the Indian Women’s Cricket Head Coach.

The BCCI on Friday has invited applications for Indian women’s cricket team coach. With this, it becomes clear that the contract of the current interim coach Ramesh Powar will not be extended beyond November 30.

BCCI post on its website read as follows, “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) would like to call upon interested candidates to apply for the position of ‘Head Coach – Team India (Senior Women)’”.

Ramesh Powar, the current coach of Indian women’s cricket team was appointed in August after Tushar Arothe quit following differences with the senior players over training methods. After Powar’s exit, it remains to be seen how T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and ODI captain Mithali will settle their differences.

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The interview of the shortlisted candidates will be held on Thursday, 20th December 2018 at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.

Some notable names such as Tom Moody, Dav Whatmore and Venkatesh Prasad are reportedly leading the race for the top post.

The controversial row between senior player Mithali Raj and coach Ramesh Powar already seem towards an end with the coach’s three-month interim tenure ending on Friday.

Mithali Raj is the highest run scorer in Women’s Cricket and is India’s one-day captain, too. She was left out of the squad in the semifinal against England, triggering a high-profile row with team staff

Coach Ramesh Powar blasted on the veteran batswoman for “blackmailing” officials, amid reports she had demanded to choose her own batting position earlier in the tournament.

After this, Mithali Raj sent a fiery letter to India’s cricket board singling out Powar and other officials, accusing them of bias and claiming they were trying to destroy her career.

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