India Women Head Coach: G Kirsten, WV Raman, Prasad Shortlisted By BCCI Panel

| December 20 , 2018 , 19:11 IST

The BCCI interview panel comprises of former Indian players Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy on Thursday have shortlisted former India's men coach Gary Kirsten, Venkatesh Prasad and W.V Raman for the job of the Indian women's team coach.

It is learnt that a total of nine interviews were held at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.

According to official reports, Gary Kirsten was asked during the interview whether he could give up his job with his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The former Indian men coach replied that he "would be happy with both" and insisted the Board to have a talk with the franchise about the issue.

While former India cricketers WV Raman, Manoj Prabhakar and Ramesh Powar attended the interview in person, four applicants, including Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs, Prasad and Dimitri Mascarenhas gave the interview through Skype. The lone woman candidate, Kalpana Venkatachar, was interviewed over the phone.         

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It is learnt that the BCCI has been looking for a new head coach for the women's team after Ramesh Powar's brief stint as interim coach ended last month, in rather controversial circumstances. Powar too appeared for the interview.   

India's T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and her deputy Smriti Mandhana supported the former India spinner Powar which eventually resulted for his application.