WV Raman has been appointed the new coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. WV Raman pipped 28 candidates to bag the high-profile job. WV Raman will have to now step down as coach of the Bengal Ranji Trophy team to take up the India job. Raman is a vastly-experienced coach having been in charge of Tamil Nadu and India U-19 teams in the past.
WV Raman, 53, has represented India in 11 Tests and 27 ODIs, amassing 448 runs and 617 runs respectively, with two wickets in each format that he played.
Former India captain Kapil Dev and Anshuman Gaekwad, along with Shanthan Rangaswamy, who are all part of the three-member selection panel, had suggested the two names to the apex body of Indian cricket including that of former India men’s cricket team coach Gary Kirsten.
“An appointment that may be a result of this process can in no manner be called an appointment for and on behalf of BCCI,since there is no decision of the CoA in the selection of the women’s coach, the process and appointment, if any, in the present facts & circumstances, are without jurisdiction & without authority” Chaudhry was quoted as saying by ANI.
“Would it not be appropriate to wait till the 17th of January, ie; the next date of hearing before the SC and keep the present matter of coach selection in abeyance till then and have either (Ramesh) Powar continue or have someone else take charge till then?” Chaudhry wrote in his letter.
“It would avoid unnecessary legal issues and unwanted controversy,” he added.
The BCCI had been looking for a new head coach for the women’s team after Ramesh Powar’s brief stint as interim coach ended last month, in rather controversial circumstances. Powar too appeared for the interview.