Amol Muzumdar Appointed as New Head Coach of Indian Women’s Cricket Team

New Delhi: Mumbai battingstalwart Amol Muzumdar has beenappointed as the new head coachof the Indian women’s cricketteam, said the Board of Controlfor Cricket in India (BCCI).Muzumdar will now step into the
role which was vacated by hispredecessor and fellow MumbaikarRamesh Powar nearly ten monthsago, as part of a restructuringmodule and was transferred to theNational Cricket Academy (NCA)in Bengaluru. Since then,
Hrishikesh Kanitkar and NooshinAl Khadeer had served in the headcoach role in interim capacities.While Kanitkar was at the helmduring India’s campaign inWomen’s T20 World Cup in SouthAfrica earlier this year and their
gold-medal winning campaign inthe Asian Games in Hangzhou,China, Nooshin was at the top jobduring the India women’s team tourof Bangladesh in July.Muzumdar’s appointment comesafter the BCCI had called forapplications to the head coach rolein May this year and conductedinterviews in early July. In astatement, it said thatMuzumdarwas appointed following aunanimous recommendation madeby the three-member CricketAdvisory Committee (CAC)comprising Sulakshana Naik,Ashok Malhotra, and JatinParanjape.”I am deeply honoured andprivileged to be appointed as theHead Coach of the Indian Women’sCricket Team. I thank the CAC
and the BCCI for placing their trustin me and believing in my visionand the roadmap for Team India.””This is a huge responsibility andI look forward to working closelywith talented players and providingthem with the right preparationand guidance to excel. The nexttwo years are extremelyimportant as two World Cups are
scheduled in the period. Togetherwith the coaching and supportstaff, we will look to tick everybox and give ourselves the bestchance to succeed,” saidMuzumdar.His immediate challenge will beto prepare the women’s team for
the upcoming home series againstAustralia and England, as well asprepare for the ICC events – theWomen’s T20 World Cup inBangladesh in 2024 and theWomen’s ODI World Cup in Indiain 2025.A domestic batting stalwart fromMumbai, Muzumdar amassed11167 runs from 171 first-classmatches in a 21-year career,making 30 centuries and winningeight Ranji Trophy titles. Afterrepresenting Mumbai for 15 years,Muzumdar played for Assam in
2009 and later, represented AndhraPradesh. He also featured in over100 List A games and 14 T20matches.”I welcome the appointment ofMr. Amol Muzumdar as the HeadCoach of the Indian Women’sCricket Team. I am confident thatunder his tenure, the team willcontinue to rise and perform wellacross different formats of thegame.””The team has consistentlydelivered impressive performancesin bilateral and multi-nationevents, and I am certain ourplayers will benefit immenselyunder Mr. Muzumdar’s guidanceand roadmap,” said BCCIPresident Roger Binny.Post his playing career,Muzumdar moved into coachingand was the head coach of Mumbaiside from 2021, where the teamwas runners-up of the 2021/22Ranji Trophy and clinched its firstSyed Mushtaq Ali Trophy title inthe last season.”I thank the CAC forconducting a thorough evaluationand selection process to identifythe new Head Coach for ournational team and I congratulateMr. Amol Muzumdar on hisappointment. He brings a wealthof knowledge and expertise andpossesses a keen understanding ofthe modern game.””The BCCI is stronglycommitted to women’s cricket andwill continue to provide anenvironment necessary for theteam to excel both on and off thefield. The Board will fully supportMr. Muzumdar and work closelywith him to help our players reachtheir full potential,” said Jay Shah,Honorary Secretary, BCCI.Mumbai also worked as thebatting coach of Rajasthan Royals
for three seasons of the IPL, aswell for the South Africa team ontheir Test tour of India in 2019.He was also at the helm for theage-group teams at the NCA andworked as batting consultant forthe Netherlands ahead of the 2015
World Cup 2015 Qualifiertournament in New Zealand.

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