Hindustan Times – There is a sense of déjà vu in Indian cricket.
- READ | Ramesh Powar named Indian women’s cricket team interim coachArothe, a former Ranji Trophy player, was let go after T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and ODI skipper Mithali Raj complained about his coaching methods to the two-member Committee of Administrators, which includes former India women’s team skipper Diana Eduljee.
- Arothe himself had taken over the reins last year, ahead of the World Cup in England, after former India star Purnima Rau was removed as coach.
- Although the men’s team have moved forward, and the women are making a mark, especially in the T20 format that has got them spots in the leagues of Australia and England, the controversies point to serious systemic issues within Indian cricket administration.
- READ | Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe resigns after players’ revoltIndian women cricket has endured a culture of national coaches getting the axe when senior players protest against their functioning, though it used to barely register when the team was low-profile, and not part of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
- ‘DIANA VINDICTIVE’Rau accused the India women’s team members of being “compulsive complainers” and questioned the practice of sacking coaches every time, and questioned Eduljee’s handling of the issue.