Five women candidates, including former chief selector Hemlata Kala, have also applied for the post of head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. Since 2017, only men have been occupying this position. Mamta Maben, Jaya Sharma, Suman Sharma and Nausheen Al Khader are the other women candidates who have applied for the post. Outgoing coach in men WV Raman has reapplied.
The Women’s Selection Committee, headed by Neetu David, is in favor of selecting a woman for the post of head coach of the national team. The coach will have a lot of work to do before the one-day World Cup in New Zealand next year. Madan Lal told PTI, ‘We have not yet been informed by the BCCI (Indian Cricket Board) about the date of interview (of the candidates). We will select the best person for the post, whether it is female or male. ‘
Purnima Rao was the last woman coach of the Indian team. He was removed in April 2017. Arothe took his place and that year the team reached the final of the ODI World Cup. Powar was replaced as coach but had to step down in controversial situations.
Senior batsman Mithali Raj accused him of trying to ruin his career. After Powar, Raman took up this responsibility and it was during him that the team reached the final of the T20 World Cup in 2020.