Amol Muzumdar
The Indian team has been without a head coach since Ramesh Powar was moved to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore in December 2022.

Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar is no longer the head coach of women’s senior cricket team. 

He will join VVS Laxman as a spin-bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar, who was with the NCA, will join the team as their batting coach.

The shuffling has happened just two months before the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

BCCI has not named any replacement in place of Powar in the head coach position.

The women’s team will take on Australia in a 5-match T20I series at home from December 9. The matches are a part of the preparation for the global event, starting February 10 in South Africa.

Power, appointed for his second stint as India women’s team head coach in May 2021, was not sacked despite the team’s exit from the 50-over World Cup group stage.

Powar had a two-year contract, which was set to expire after the ICC T20 World Cup.

Under him, the women’s team qualified for the finale in the Commonwealth Games and won the Asia Cup.

Powar said about his new role, “I am looking forward to working with VVS Laxman at the NCA. I will give my best to bring up the best talent in the country. I had a very satisfying tenure with the women’s team and it was good to work with the leading Indian players.”

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