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Amol Muzumdar Appointed As Head Coach Of India Women's Cricket Team

Former Mumbai batter Amol Muzumdar played domestic cricket for 21 years and scored over 11,000 runs in first-class cricket. The 48-year-old will fill up the post that was vacant since December 2022 when Ramesh Powar was sacked

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Former Indian domestic cricket titan Amol Muzumdar was on Wednesday appointed as the head coach of the Indian women's cricket team. The 48-year-old right-hand batter represented Mumbai, and later Assam and Andhra for a total of 21 years, in which he played 171 first-class games before retiring in 2014. Muzumdar didn't play for India despite scoring a colossal 11,167 runs in those games at an average of 48.13. Mumzumdar won several Ranji Trophy titles with Mumbai and also featured in 113 List A games and 14 T20 matches. (ODI World Cup | Cricket News)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik, Ashok Malhotra and Jatin Paranjape unanimously recommended Muzumdar for the role after a series of interviews with shortlisted candidates. Muzumdar will fill up the post that was vacant since December 2022 when Ramesh Powar was sacked two months ahead of the T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Happy to take on the India mantle, Muzumdar said: “I am deeply honoured and privileged to be appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Women's Cricket Team. I thank the CAC and the BCCI for placing their trust in me and believing in my vision and the roadmap for Team India. This is a huge responsibility and I look forward to working closely with talented players and providing them with the right preparation and guidance to excel. The next two years are extremely important as two World Cups are scheduled in the period. Together with the coaching and support staff, we will look to tick every box and give ourselves the best chance to succeed.”

BCCI president Roger Binny said: “I welcome the appointment of Mr. Amol Muzumdar as the Head Coach of the Indian Women's Cricket Team. I am confident that under his tenure, the team will continue to rise and perform well across different formats of the game. The team has consistently delivered impressive performances in bilateral and multi-nation events, and I am certain our players will benefit immensely under Mr. Muzumdar's guidance and roadmap.”

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