Womens Cricket

BCCI invites applications for bowling and fielding coaches for Indian women's team

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a significant step towards strengthening the coaching staff of the Indian women's cricket team. The BCCI has officially opened applications for the positions of bowling and fielding coaches for the team, inviting eligible candidates to apply through its website.

According to BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, the selected coaches will be offered two-year contracts and must meet specific criteria. The candidates should have either represented India or any other country at the highest level in cricket, or hold a minimum National Cricket Academy (NCA) level 'B' certified coaching certificate or an equivalent certification from a recognized organization or institute. Additionally, candidates should have played a minimum of 30 first-class matches.

Alternatively, the applicants should possess coaching experience at the international level for a minimum of one season or have coached a T20 franchise or a state team for at least two seasons.

The deadline for submitting applications is set at 6 PM (Indian Standard Time) on August 10.

The Indian women's cricket team has several vacant spots in its management, including the crucial position of the head coach. The team has been without a head coach since December 2022 when Ramesh Powar was moved to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

While Hrishikesh Kanitkar was appointed as the batting coach and led the team during the home series against Australia and the T20 World Cup in South Africa, the search for the head coach is still ongoing. The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), led by Ashok Malhotra, has already conducted interviews for the head coach position, but an official announcement is yet to be made.

Among the candidates interviewed by the CAC, reports suggest that former Mumbai cricketer Amol Mazumdar is leading the race for the coveted head coach position.

The BCCI's initiative to appoint new bowling and fielding coaches, along with the imminent announcement of the head coach, holds promise for the growth and development of women's cricket in India. It is expected to provide the team with a well-rounded and experienced coaching staff to nurture and guide the talented players in their journey towards success on the international stage.