The Board of Control for Cricket has appointed former Indian cricketer WV Raman as the new coach of the Indian women’s cricket team.
The 53-year-old cricketer was appointed by an ad-hoc committee comprising of former captain Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.
“Kirsten was the top choice for the BCCI ad-hoc selection committee but Raman got the job as the South African was not keen on giving up his plum job with IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore,” the official said, stating the reason for not selecting Gary Kirsten as the coach.
The panel had recommended three names — Kirsten, Raman and Venkatesh Prasad in order of preference — to the Board, PTI reports. Eventually, the BCCI picked Raman for the job.
Presently, Raman is a batting consultant at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
He has played 11 Tests and 27 ODIs and coached Ranji Trophy teams like Tamil Nadu and Bengal.
( with agency inputs)