Interviews for the position of women’s coach were done by the BCCI’s all-powerful Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The in-person and online interviews will go on for one more day on Tuesday (July 4), as Monday’s sessions were not successful. If not on Tuesday, the BCCI might reveal the women’s coach in two days.
The CAC members, Sulakshana Naik, Ashok Malhotra, and Jatin Paranjpe, are thought to have conducted interviews with the shortlisted candidates, John Lewis of England, Amol Muzumdar, a former Mumbai coach, and Tushar Arothe, who was in charge when the women’s team advanced to the 2017 ODI World Cup final.
While the other two were interviewed online, Muzumdar, who was thought to be the favorite, attended the interview in person. In Mumbai’s temporary BCCI office in Worli, all three CAC members were there.
There was no quick word on whether Ajit Agarkar, the front-runner for the role of men’s head selector, had been called in yet, despite sources claiming that certain candidates were also interviewed for the national selection committee. The former India all-rounder, who is currently abroad, will, of course, only be accessible online if the CAC hasn’t already spoken with him.
Along with the identity of the new women’s coach, the new chairman of the men’s selection committee is anticipated to be revealed soon.
It is unknown if the new coach would accompany the women’s squad to Bangladesh for the white-ball series from July 9 to 22. But if it were Muzumdar, he might very well be traveling with the group.