The appointment of former India batsman Hrishikesh Kanitkar as the Indian women’s cricket team’s senior batting coach was made public on Monday by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Kanitkar will join the team for the five-match Twenty20 International series against Australia, which begins on December 9 in Mumbai.
As part of the BCCI’s restructuring module, former women’s team head coach Ramesh Powar will join VVS Laxman at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and switch to men’s cricket.
On being appointed as the batting coach,
“It is an honor 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.”Kanitkar said
“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 Laxman for the further development of the game and bench strength,”he said.
Laxman, welcoming the former India spinner, said that Powar’s presence will bolster the NCA set-up.
“With Powar coming on board as a spin bowling coach, we are sure he will bring his expertise and experience to the National Cricket Academy. Having worked in domestic, age-group cricket and the international circuit, I am sure he will play an active role in the betterment of the game. I look forward to working with him in his new role at the NCA,”Laxman said.