Ramesh Powar’s tenure as India Women’s head coach comes to an end with the country’s World Cup exit
Ramesh Powar’s time as head coach of the Indian women’s team has come to an end following India’s exit from the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand. To be clear, Team India did not advance to the tournament’s semifinals following a dismal loss to South Africa in their previous league-stage match.
As Powar’s contract expires, he will need to reapply for the position in accordance with BCCI rules. To everyone’s astonishment, Powar succeeded WV Raman as head coach, despite the latter having coached the team to the T20 World Cup final in 2020.
It’s worth noting that this was Powar’s second stint as head coach of the Women in Blue. His first term was plagued by controversy following an altercation with current Indian captain Mithali Raj at the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup.
Similarly, National Cricket Academy (NCA) head VVS Laxman is expected to play a significant role in women’s cricket following the side’s poor World Cup campaign. The U19 women’s T20 World Cup is scheduled for next year, and it might serve as a springboard for Laxman’s participation with women’s cricket.