India Women Head Coach: Powar, Gary Kirsten, Gibbs To Appear For Interviews Today

| December 20 , 2018 , 12:04 IST

Former Indian women's team coach Ramesh Powar, former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs and former India men's coach Gary Kirsten are the top contenders who have been shortlisted for the job of full-time women's coach.

The other candidates who will appear for an interview in Mumbai before the BCCI selection panel on Thursday are WV Raman, Venkatesh Prasad, Manoj Prabhakar, Trent Johnston, Mark Coles, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Brad Hogg.          

The BCCI interview panel comprises of former Indian players Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy.

It is learnt that most of the foreigners will appear through Skype while locals like Powar will appear in person.

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According to media reports a BCCI official said, "The ad-hoc panel comprises former players of high repute. I have no doubt that the committee will pick the best one."

According to the sources Committee of Administrators (CoA), comprised of chairman Vinod Rai and former India captain Diana Edulji have a spat over the coach selection process. While Edulji wanted Powar to continue at least until the New Zealand tour starting next month, Rai instructed the BCCI top brass to invite fresh applications.

Ramesh Powar's controversial interim tenure ended on November 30 after a cold war with ODI captain and senior player Mithali Raj over selection issues.

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