Ramesh Powar steps down as the head coach of the Women’s Cricket team, and Hrishikesh Kanitar to take charge

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Ramesh Powar ended his tenure as the head coach of the Indian Women’s Cricket team 2 months before the T20 World Cup in South Africa. India would be playing without a coach in the upcoming 5-match T20I series at home. Hrishikesh Kanitkar will take charge of the team in the lead-up to the World Cup. Powar is set to return as a spin bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

“I have had an enriching experience in my stint as head coach of the senior women’s team,”

Powar was quoted as saying in a BCCI release.

“Over the years I have worked closely with some of the stalwarts of the game and upcoming talents of the country”.

Kanitkar speaks

Kanitkar will be coaching the side in the 5-match ODI series against Australia, followed by a tri-series in South Africa involving West Indies. While talking about the new role and players in the squad, Kanitkar said,

“I see tremendous prospects in this team, and we have a good mix of youth and experience,” Kanitkar said, looking ahead to his new role. “I believe this team is ready for the challenge ahead. We have a few marquee events coming up and it is going to be exciting for the team and myself as batting coach.”

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