Ever since Ramesh Powar took up a role at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), India Women have been without a head coach. Powar took up the role shortly before the home series against Australia. Hrishikesh Kanitkar as a result had taken over the role on an interim basis for the Australia tour and the T20 World Cup 2023 that followed.
However, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has assured that the board will soon advertise and appoint a "dedicated, full-fledged support staff" for the team.
"CWG Silver medallists, Asia Cup champions and finalists at T20 and ODI World Cups, @BCCIWomen (Senior Women) have put in one impressive performance after another. It is imperative that we have dedicated, full-fledged support staff to drive the team forward," said Jay Shah in a tweet.
"We will soon issue advertisements for various positions for Team India (Senior Women) support staff. Best coaches will be roped in to help our players realise their full potential and achieve excellence on and off the field," added Shah in another tweet.
The year 2022 was a historic one for India. They won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham and followed that up with a 3-0 whitewash in the One-Day International (ODI) series against England away from home. They also defeated Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final to win their seventh title.
They fared well in the T20 World Cup 2023 in South Africa before losing to Australia by five in the semi-final.
Also, most recently, the inaugural edition of the much-anticipated Women's Premier League (WPL) took place that saw the Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Meg Lanning's Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final.