Ramesh Powar, the former India off-spinner, has been asked by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to look after the Indian women’s team till the board finds a replacement for Tushar Arothe.
Arothe, the former Baroda coach, resigned five months after been appointed as coach of Indian women’s team. The BCCI has has since invited candidates to apply for the vacant position.
The Indian women team is going to have its camp from July 25 to August 3 in Bangalore, and Powar has been asked to oversee the camp.
“Powar had been asked to oversee the camp as their is no head coach with the women’s team. He will be involved in planning the camp with Biju George, the assistant coach. “The BCCI has already invited applications for women’s team coach role but it will take time. The new coach can only take on the role next month,” a source in the BCCI said.
The Indian womens team is scheduled to have a series in Sri Lanka in August and it is understood the board had also planned series of camp and Challengers Trophy for the girls.
Powar was recently snubbed by the Mumbai Cricket Association for a role in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy coaching set-up. Powar was pipped to the post by former Mumbai wicketkeeper-batsman Vinayak Samant.
Meanwhile, the Indian board in its invitation for application has kept criteria where coach has to be below 55 years of age and the last date of submission for application will be July 20.
In its invitation the BCCI has kept following guidelines.
# To build a strong Women national team
# Give strategic direction to the team management
# Develop women cricket coaching set-up
# Develop position papers on all women cricket related matters.
# Determine and monitor the compliance of the set standards of fitness and high performance of NCA with the national team
# Determine and monitor the compliance of the set standards of fitness and high performance at NCA.
# Oversee the Cricketing facilities at the upcoming NCA premises.
# Educational Programmes/pathways for coaches & faculty
# Should have represented India at International level, OR
# NCA Level ‘C’ certified coach or a similar certification from a reputed organisation/Institute, OR
# NCA Level B or a similar certification from a reputed organisation/Institute with a minimum of 50 FC games.
# Coaching experience of a national team or a first-class state team.
Knowledge & skills:
# A thorough understanding of the game or playing/coaching experience at the highest level
# Experience of leading a multi-cultural team
# Teamwork – Work collaboratively with others to achieve business and department objectives.
# Problem Solving – ability to present solutions make the best decision under pressure.
# Communication – Excellent written and oral communication in English language including report-writing skills.
# Time Management- Excellent time management skills, multi-tasking and the ability to work to deadlines.