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Mujumdar becomes head coach of India's women's national cricket team

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Former Mumbai captain and domestic cricket expert Amol Muzumdar was selected as the head coach of the Indian women's cricket team on 25 October 2023. BCCI Secretary Jai Shah said that Muzumdar has been given priority for this post due to his knowledge of modern cricket.

The Cricket Advisory Committee selected Muzumdar for the post:

  • BCCI's three-member (Sulakshana Naik, Ashok Malhotra and Jatin Paranjape) Cricket Advisory Committee had interviewed the shortlisted applicants for the post and unanimously recommended Amol Mujumdar's name for the role.

Post of coach of women's national cricket team was vacant from Dec:

  • The post of head coach of the India women's national cricket team had been vacant since December 2022, when Ramesh Powar was suddenly removed as part of the BCCI's "restructuring module", two months ahead of the T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar was acting as interim coach:

  • Hrishikesh Kanitkar has been serving as the interim coach from December 2022. Kanitkar has overseen the team through the home T20I series against Australia in December last year, the tri-series in South Africa, the T20 World Cup earlier this year as well as.
  • The Indian women's team won the gold medal in the Asian Games held in September.
  • Kanikatkar can now return to NCA and join the men's A team or the Under-19 team.

Nooshin Al Khadir was the interim coach for the Bangladesh tour: 

  • Former India bowler Nushin Al Khadeer was the interim head coach during the white-ball tour of Bangladesh in July.

About Amol Muzumdar:

  • Muzumdar has been an active coach since retiring from his 21-year-long first-class career. During this period he became one of the highest run scorers in Ranji Trophy.
  • After spending 15 years in Mumbai, he moved to Assam and later Andhra Pradesh in 2009.
  • Muzumdar scored 11,167 runs with 30 centuries in 171 first-class matches and also played 14 T-20 matches.
  • But Muzumdar never got the opportunity to represent India.
  • Mujumdar won eight Ranji Trophy titles with Mumbai.
  • After his retirement, he coached age-group teams at the BCCI's National Cricket Academy, led the side for Mumbai, and was part of the coaching staff of Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

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