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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the appointment of Hrishikesh Kanitkar as the batting coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. Kanitkar will join the team from the upcoming five-match Twenty20 series against Australia in Mumbai on December 9.
Ramesh PawarFormer senior women’s head coach VVS Laxman, head of cricket, will join the National Cricket Academy and switch to men’s cricket as part of BCCI’s restructuring module.
Commenting on his appointment, Hrishikesh Kanitkar said: “It is an honor to be appointed as the new batting coach of the senior women’s team. I see tremendous potential in this team and we have a good mix of youth and experience. I believe this team is ready for the challenges ahead. We have some marquee events coming up and it’s going to be exciting for the team and me as the batting coach.”
Ramesh Pawar says: “I have a rich experience in my career as the head coach of the senior women’s team. Over the years I have worked closely with some of the game’s luminaries and the country’s upcoming talents. With my new role at NCA, I will look to build on my experience over the years to help develop talent for the future. I look forward to working with Mr. VVS Laxman for further development of the game and bench strength.”
VVS Laxman, Head Cricket, NCA said: “With Mr. Ramesh Powar coming on-board (as spin bowling coach), we are sure that he will bring his expertise and experience to the National Cricket Academy. Having worked in domestic, age-level cricket and the international circuit, I am sure he will play an active role in the development of the game. I look forward to working with him in his new role at NCA.”