Hrishikesh Kanitkar appointed as batting coach of Indian women's team
Post by ANI on Tuesday, December 6, 2022
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Hrishikesh Kanitkar as the Batting Coach of the Senior Women's cricket team.
Kanitkar will join the team for the upcoming five-match T20I series against Australia starting December 9 in Mumbai. Earlier on Friday BCCI announced the Indian women's squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against Australia.
India will play their first T20I match against Australia on December 9 at the D.Y. Patil Stadium while the second match will take place on December 11 at the same venue. Both teams will move on to the Brabourne Stadium for the third, fourth and fifth T20I which will be held on December 14, 17 and 20 respectively.
Ramesh Powar, former Head Coach of the senior women's team will join VVS Laxman, Head Cricket, National Cricket Academy.
"Ramesh Powar, former Head Coach of the senior women's team will join VVS Laxman, Head Cricket, National Cricket Academy and will switch to Men's cricket as part of the restructuring module of the BCCI," BCCI said in a statement.
"It is an honour to be appointed as the new Batting Coach of the Senior Women's team. I see tremendous prospects in this team and we have a good mix of youth and experience. I believe this team is ready for the challenge ahead. We have a few marquee events coming up and it is going to be exciting for the team and myself as batting coach," Commenting on his appointment, Hrishikesh Kanitkar said in an official statement released by BCCI.
"I have had an enriching experience in my stint as Head Coach of the senior women's team. Over the years I have worked closely with some of the stalwarts of the game and upcoming talents of the country. With my new role at the NCA, I will be looking to take forward my experience over the years to help build talent for the future. I look forward to working in tandem with VVS Laxman for the further development of the game and bench strength," Ramesh Powar said.