Ramesh Powar confirms application for women's coach role

Ramesh Powar, who was the coach of the team till November 30, sent his application on Tuesday.

Former Indian women's team coach Ramesh Powar.   -  Vivek Bendre

Ramesh Powar, who was the Indian women's team coach till November 30, has once again applied for the now-vacant position, on Tuesday.

"Harmanpreet (Kaur) and Smriti (Mandhana) have supported me and I could not let them down. Even Mansi (Joshi) spoke for me and I felt it was my duty to give it a shot. Rest is up to the BCCI," Powar said.

He took time before sending in his resume and consulted his family before doing so. "My family supported me throughout and my wife said that I should apply," he added.

On Monday, CoA member Diana Edulji had written to chief Vinod Rai asking him to let Powar continue and do away with the interview process. But Rai, however, maintained that the interview process will go on as per schedule on December 20.

Powar clarified that he did not have a word with Edulji before applying for the job.

In August, Powar was brought in as a coach for three months but he found himself in middle of controversy after the team dropped Mithali Raj in the semifinal of the World T20.