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WV Raman Reacts After His Axing As Indian Women Head Coach

WV Raman was replaced by Ramesh Powar as the head coach of the Indian Women’s Cricket team on Friday, May 14. Powar was assigned as the head coach for his second stint with the team after 2018. Meanwhile, Raman had a few grudges after he was axed from the position. In a mail that has also been marked to National Cricket Academy head Rahul Dravid, Raman wrote it will be “extremely disconcerting” if his candidature was rejected due to reasons other than “my incompetency as a coach”.

WV Raman was not retained as the head coach of the senior women’s team by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which picked Ramesh Powar for the top job. It was under Raman that Indian team cherished a runner-up finish at the women’s T20 World Cup last year. 

However, he said moaning and whining was not something he liked doing however, WV Raman questioned the ground on which replaced as the head coach. 

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WV Raman On Being Axed From His Role

“If I were to be rejected due to my incompetency as a coach, there is no argument on a judgment call at all. But what will be extremely disconcerting is if my candidature was rejected due to any other reasons,” said the former India opener. 

“Especially if it was due to allegations from people who were more focussed on achieving their personal objectives at the expense of the overall hygiene and welfare of the Indian women’s team and the pride of the country” he went onto add. 

Meanwhile, BCCI announced the Indian women squad for the upcoming tour against England on Friday as well. The upcoming series will be the first for Ramesh Powar who was reappointed as the head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. he replaced WV Raman, who was appointed the head coach of the India women’s team in December 2018.

 The squad will fly with the men’s team on June 2, with the first of the seven games, a one-off Test match, starting in Bristol on June 16. The Test match will be the first one in seven years for the team.

Also Read: BCCI Announce Indian Women Squad For England Series

 

Anshuman Roy

A cricket and sports enthusiast having previously worked with Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint and now with Cricfit.
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