Mohammad Azharuddin wants Hyderabad Cricket Association to “get immense benefits” from WV Raman

Former India captain and Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president Mohammad Azharuddin said on Monday that the governing body would try its best to include India’s former women’s cricket team coach WV Raman. The BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee on Thursday recommended the name of Ramesh Powar for the position of coach of the women’s team and the former off-spinner has been replaced by Raman. Ever since Powar has been appointed the new coach of the women’s team, questions have been raised over the Cricket Advisory Committee’s decision to propose Powar’s name.

Azharuddin feels that Raman’s knowledge of sports and coaching skills can be useful for many teams.

Azharuddin said, “WV Raman’s knowledge of sports and coaching skills can be very useful to many people. He is much less sharp minded than he is and has many years of experience. The Hyderabad Cricket Association has got him involved and benefited immensely. Will try my best to get by. ” Tweeted.

Last week, Raman said that he no longer wants to talk about women’s cricket as his term as coach has ended.

Meanwhile, Powar’s first job as a coach will be in June-July this year as the women’s team will travel to the UK to play one Test, three T20Is and three ODIs.

On 13 April, the BCCI invited applications for the post of head coach of the Indian women’s team for a period of two years.

In December 2018, Raman was appointed as the head coach of the Indian women’s team. During his tenure, India succeeded in reaching the final of the T20 World Cup in 2020. The team led by Harmanpreet Kaur lost the summit clash against Australia.

In August 2018, BCCI appointed Powar as the head coach of the Indian women’s team. Following the resignation of former coach Tushar Arothe, Powar was first asked to lead the team and was then given full-time assignment till November 30, 2018.


The BCCI had advertised for the post and received over 35 applications. According to a BCCI release, in the three-member CAC, Sulakshana Naik, Madan Lal and Rudra Pratap Singh interviewed the applicants and unanimously agreed to Powar’s candidature.

A former international, Powar played 2 Tests and 31 ODIs for India. After his playing career, he took cricket coaching and is an ECB Level 2 Certified Coach, and has also participated in the BCCI-NCA Level 2 Coaching Course.

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