Former Indian WV coach Raman BCCI has not extended his deadline despite achieving decent results with the women’s national team since taking office in December 2018.
WV Raman took over as coach from Ramesh Powar in 2018, but will now have to give him back his job (Getty Images)
- WV Raman recently replaced Ramesh Powar as the coach of the Indian women’s national team
- Powar was reappointed despite having problems with Mithali Raj and some other players in his previous term
- The Indian team led by Harmanpreet Kaur reached the final of the T20 World Championship last year under Raman
Former Indian women’s national team coach WV Raman on Thursday called on the cricket fraternity to stop talking about how he lost his job to controversial Ramesh Power and instead wants the national team to put all its focus on the upcoming England tour.
BCCI Raman has not extended the deadline despite achieving decent results with the women’s national team since taking office in December 2018.
But Raman has no objections or objections to the BCCI Cricket Advisory Board’s decision to replace him with Romesh Powar. The former Indian spinner has actually asked the current women’s team to forget what’s happening off the field and start preparing for a tour of England next month.
“I really enjoyed my tenure with the girls. I think too much is being done on this exit. When I was a player, there was a group of people choosing the side, sometimes they chose you and sometimes they didn’t. I don’t really see why this is taking too long. .
“Yes, for a moment people could talk about it (BCCI replaced him with Romesh Powar). That means people recognized some good things that happened during my tenure, but that should end.
“Everyone should say okay, it’s time for the girls to keep going. They’re going on a very long important tour because England is one of the toughest sides you can get in international cricket. They have firepower in the punching and bowling department, they’re extremely good in what they do, ”Raman told Sport Today.
RAMAN SAYS FORGET THE PAST
By the way, Raman took over the job in 2018 from no one but Powar himself. The former Indian off-spinner was unanimously re-appointed coach on May 13 although the CAC and the entire cricket fraternity are aware of the problems Powar had with Mithali Raj and some other players in his previous work.
“That’s exactly what I told the girls when I took over (2018) and controversy broke out, for whatever reason. It just kept inside and spinning without any restraint. It’s something the whole team should forget and keep going with that.
Although I may be in the eye of a storm now, whether I wanted to (coaching job) or not, I think it should stop now and the team should continue to do so. Here lies the first step, making plans for the World Cup and forgetting everything that happened in the past, ”Raman added.