Kapil Dev May Be Part Of The Panel To Finalise India’s New Women’s Cricket Coach

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New Delhi: Former captain of Indian cricket team legendary Kapil Dev could be part of the panel to finalise India’s new women’s cricket coach. There is a possibility that the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) may not be able to conduct the process for various reasons.

The position of women’s coach has been left vacant after a bitter end to Ramesh Powar’s interim tenure on November 30 and the deadline for potential candidates to file applications ends on December 15.

As per norms, the CAC is mandated to conduct interviews for the job but the committee, comprising the legendary trio of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly may not be part of the process owing to prior commitments.

“Sachin (Tendulkar), (VVS) Laxman and Sourav (Ganguly) will be asked first and once they give it in writing that they are interested, they will decide on a new coach,” a BCCI source privy to development said.

However, there is speculation that the CAC may refuse like it did during the choice of junior national selectors and a new panel could be formed.

The CAC had opted out of the junior selectors’ selection process citing prior commitments. Tendulkar had also cited conflict of interest due to his son Arjun’s active career at the age-group level right now.

“The BCCI is looking at eminent names and right now we have around five names on our radar depending on their availability. Also we have checked whether there’s any Conflict of Interest,” the official said.

“Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad, Shubhangi Kulkarni and Shantha Rangaswamy are some of the names that BCCI will approach and depending on their availability, will constitute a three member panel,” he added.

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