Hemlata Kala (TOI Picture)
NEW DELHI: Former chief selector Hemlata Kala is amongst 5 feminine candidates who’ve utilized to turn out to be the Indian ladies’s crew’s head coach, a place that has been held by males since 2017.
Mamatha Maben, Jaya Sharma, Suman Sharma and Nooshin Al Khadeer are the others who’ve introduced their candidature for the job.
Among the many males, incumbent W V Raman has reapplied after his time period ended with the house collection loss to South Africa in March.
Former coaches of the crew, Ramesh Powar and Tushar Arothe, have additionally thrown their hat into the ring. Each Powar and Arothe have been pressured to depart in acrimonious circumstances after growing variations with senior gamers.
The Madan Lal-led Cricket Advisory Committee is meant to choose the pinnacle coach after the appliance deadline ended on April 26.
The ladies’s choice committee, headed by Neetu David, are inclined in the direction of a feminine head coach for the nationwide crew, which has a variety of work to do earlier than the ODI World Cup in New Zealand early subsequent yr.
“We’re but to listen to from the BCCI on the interview date (of candidates). After we get right down to that, we’ll choose the most effective individual for the job whether or not male or feminine,” World Cup-winner Lal advised PTI.
Purnima Rau was the final feminine head coach of the Indian crew till she was eliminated in April 2017.
Arothe took over from her and took the crew to the ODI World Cup last later that yr. Powar changed him earlier than making an exit in controversial circumstances when veteran Mithali Raj accused him of attempting to destroy her profession.
Raman took over from Powar and took the crew to the T20 World Cup last in 2020.
Among the many feminine candidates, Kala was chief of the choice committee which unearthed stars like Shafali Verma and not too long ago labored with the UP senior crew as head coach.
Suman has labored as an assistant coach with the Indian crew and was additionally concerned with the Ladies’s T20 Problem alongside Maben who has additionally coached Bangladesh and China.
Nooshin additionally has a considerable teaching expertise.
“I’ve been monitoring ladies’s cricket within the nation since my taking part in days. Teaching Railways and now UP has additionally helped me study much more concerning the sport.
“I additionally gained a variety of information throughout my tenure as selector and subsequently I really feel able to step into the pinnacle coach function,” stated former India worldwide Kala.