Ramesh Powar will continue to coach the women’s team as the former Indian off-spinner has been given an extension as the coach till women’s T20 World Cup.
BCCI issued a press release to confirm Powar’s appointment till the Women’s T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be held in West Indies in November.
“The BCCI has appointed Mr. Ramesh Powar as Head Coach of the Indian Women’s Team. Mr. Powar has now been handed over full time duties till 30th November, 2018.
His term will include the tour to Sri Lanka in September, a bilateral series in West Indies in October followed by the ICC Women’s World T20 in West Indies in November.,” the press release said.
The upcoming tour of Sri Lanka will be the first assignment for Ramesh Powar as the coach. The T20 World Cup, meanwhile, will be played in West Indies from November 9. India are scheduled to face New Zealand, Pakistan, Australia and one of the qualifying teams in the league stage.Powar, the newly appointed coach, was one of the strongest candidates to be appointed as the head coach of Mumbai Ranji trophy team.
Had he been appointed in that role, he wouldn’t be appointed as the coach of the women’s team.