Home stalwart Amol Muzumdar is about to change into the Indian ladies’s cricket head coach after impressing the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) probably the most in the course of the interviews of the short-listed candidates in Mumbai on Monday. The CAC comprising Ashok Malhotra, Jatin Paranjpe and Sulakshana Naik discovered Muzumdar’s 90-minute presentation most spectacular. The others who have been interviewed have been former Durham coach Jon Lewis and Tushar Arothe, who had already served as India head coach earlier than resigning in 2018. The event comes days earlier than the graduation of India’s tour of Bangladesh. India have been with no head coach since December final 12 months when Ramesh Powar was sacked.
“The CAC was most impressed with Amol’s presentation who was very clear in his plans for the women’s team. The other presentations were good too but his was by far the best. He will most likely be recommended for the job,” a BCCI official advised PTI.
Muzumdar, who was most lately the pinnacle coach of Mumbai Ranji facet and has had stints with IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals and South African nationwide group, was the one one who appeared for the interview in particular person.
Muzumdar’s first task would be the tour of Bangladesh, starting July 9. India will play three T20s and as many ODIs in Mirpur.
The Indian ladies’s group, which has usually misplaced high-stake video games from profitable place within the final 5 years, is but to win a world title.
Muzumdar, who’s prone to get a two-year contract, will likely be anticipated to information the group to an elusive ICC title in Bangladesh subsequent 12 months when the T20 World Cup will likely be performed in September-October.
Contemplating India’s lack of ability to shut out knock-out video games, most lately within the T20 World Cup semifinal in opposition to Australia earlier this 12 months, the brand new head coach’s space of focus will likely be to enhance the bodily health of the gamers in addition to engaged on their psychological toughness.
“Fitness is a major area of improvement for the women’s cricket team. Some of the players in the national side really need to work on their fitness. Muzumdar also highlighted the need to have a full fledged support staff, including a mental trainer.
“He’s totally conscious of what this group must get to the subsequent stage,” the Board official added.
The next two women’s ICC events are in the sub-continent — Bangladesh and India, and that also has gone in Muzumdar’s favour.
India will host women’s ODI World Cup in September 2025.
“Communication just isn’t an issue with an Indian coach and he additionally has a wealthy expertise of enjoying within the sub-continent circumstances.” Muzumdar amassed more than 11,167 runs in first-class cricket but despite piling on the runs, he could never make it to the Indian team.
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