Recent reports suggest that the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee has recommended the name of Amol Majumdar for the Indian women’s team Head coach position, but the BCCI will take a few more days to take the final call on this decision, so Majumdar will not go to Bangladesh for the three ODIs and T20 matches series with the Indian women’s team. In Place of Majumdar, former Indian cricketer Nushin Al Khadeer will be travelling with the team. Khadeer was the coach of the victorious Indian team that won the Under-19 Women’s World Cup in South Africa, and she also coached the Indian Under-23 team that recently won the Emerging Women’s Asia Cup in Hong Kong.
Khadeer currently coaches the Railways team
The Indian Team will leave for Bangladesh tomorrow (Thursday). The 42-year-old Al Khadeer is currently a Railways team coach who takes part in the Indian domestic circuit. Besides this, she was also the bowling coach of the Gujarat Titans during the inaugural Women’s Premier League. She has been working with the NCA for the past few years and has been training young women cricketers. During the Bangladesh tour, NCA faculty members Apoorva Desai and Rajib Dutta will also be assisting Khadeer.
Previously, Ramesh Powar was the head coach of the Indian Women’s team. The BCCI dropped him six months ago ahead of the series against South Africa and the T20 Women’s World Cup and transferred him to the National Cricket Academy. After that, Hrishikesh was named the team’s interim coach. Women’s cricket in India has achieved great significance this year as the first ever Women’s Premier League was held in March, and before this, the BCCI also announced an equal pay policy for Women in cricket.
Amol has coached many teams in the past
The BCCI started the process of selecting the head coach in May. The Cricket Advisory Committee, consisting of Sulakshana Naik, Ashok Malhotra, and Jatin Paranjpe, shortlisted the candidates and sent the list to the BCCI, and finally, after weeks, Amol Muzumdar was finalised by the CAC. The 48-year-old had earlier been appointed as the batting coach for the Under-19 and Under-23 Indian cricket teams. In 2013, Majumdar was also appointed as the batting consultant for the Netherlands team. He was the batting coach for the Rajasthan Royals for three seasons, and he is still with the franchise but with a different designation.