Powar named interim coach of India's women's cricket team

Though the Board has already invited applications for the position of head coach for the women's team, Sportstar understands that Mumbai-based Powar has been asked to oversee the camp in Bengaluru from July 25 to August 3.

Powar has been asked to oversee the camp in Bengaluru from July 25 to August 3.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked former India international Ramesh Powar to take charge as the interim coach of India's women's team coach.

This comes after Tushar Arothe resigned from the job last week due to differences with some of the players. Though the Board has already invited applications for the position of head coach for the women's team, Sportstar understands that Mumbai-based Powar has been asked to oversee the camp in Bengaluru from July 25 to August 3.

He will be assisted by assistant coach Biju George. Powar, it has been learnt, will work with the team till a new coach is appointed. The interviews for the coaching job could be held only after July 30, once BCCI GM Saba Karim returns to India from his UK tour. The Mumbai cricketer, Powar, is believed to have agreed to the role. Interestingly, this comes a few days after he lost out to Vinayak Samant for Mumbai's head coach job.

“This will be an interim coaching role for Powar. His job will be to oversee the camp and work with the women cricketers during the week-long camp,” a source in the Board said late on Sunday.

Confirming the development, Powar said that he is looking forward to the new role. “I am happy that the BCCI has given me the responsibility and I will put my best foot forward and will put in best efforts to take Indian women’s cricket ahead,” Powar told Sportstar.

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