Tushar Arothe steps down as India Women's team coach

For the last few weeks, there were reports of discord between Arothe and some of India’s key players.

Tushar Arothe took charge of the team last year and guided the women’s team to the World Cup final.   -  P.K. Ajith Kumar

India’s women’s cricket coach, Tushar Arothe, has stepped down from his role. With barely five months left for the Women’s World T20, Arothe, it has been learnt, has sent his resignation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

"What you have heard is correct. I have stepped down," Arothe told Sportstar.

For the last few weeks, there were reports of discord between Arothe and some of India’s key players. The matter, it was learnt, had gone off hands and India’s T20 captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, recently met the BCCI and CoA top brass to discuss about the issues the players had with the coach.

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Highly-placed sources in the BCCI have confirmed to Sportstar that the Board has received Arothe’s resignation.

However, in his resignation letter, Arothe has cited ‘personal reasons’ behind his decision to step down.

A former Baroda cricketer, Arothe took charge of the team last year and guided the women’s team to the World Cup final, where it went down to England. But reports of trouble emerged after India’s final loss at the Asia Cup.

Later in the evening, the BCCI, in a media statement, confirmed that it has accepted Arothe's resignation. "The Board would like to convey that it has been a pleasure working with Mr. Arothe and would like to thank him for services towards the Indian women's team," the statement read.

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