The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently released a notice to invite applications for the Indian Women’s Cricket Team coaching role, after Ramesh Powar had left the job to go to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in December of last year. Team India went to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, without a designated coach in South Africa earlier this year, where they lost out at the semi-final stage, to Australia.
As per the report from Indian Express, Amol Mazumdar, the former cricketer from Mumbai, is next in line to be the coach of Indian women, owing to his experience of managing different cricket teams in recent years. He has been in coaching roles for Rajasthan Royals, the NCA, South Africa women, and Mumbai in domestic cricket. As a former cricketer, the 48-year-old scored 11187 runs in 171 Ranji Trophy matches at an average of 48.13 with 30 hundreds and 60 fifties.
During his tenure as a coach, Mazumdar was able to win the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2022 for Mumbai, after they defeated Himachal Pradesh in the final. Moreover, he didn’t apply for the coaching role in Mumbai for the new domestic season.
Meanwhile, as per the notice released by BCCI, an applicant for the coaching role of Indian women should have a minimum NCA Level ‘C’ certified coach or a similar certification from a reputed organisation/Institute and a minimum of 50 FC games. Or he or she should have the experience of coaching an international team for a period of a minimum of 1 season or a T20 franchise for a minimum of 2 seasons.