BCCI invites eligible candidates to apply for India women’s team head coach role

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for the position of India’s senior women’s team head coach. The position has been vacant since Ramesh Powar was moved to the National Cricket Academy in December last year.

According to the notice issued on the board’s website, the ideal candidate ‘should have represented India or any other country at the international level, or should have a minimum NCA level ‘C’ coaching certificate or a similar certificate from a reputed organisation and a minimum of 50 first-class games’. The BCCI is also open to candidates who have experience coaching an international team for a period of a minimum of one season or have coached a T20 franchise for two seasons.


Due to the frequent changes in the coaching staff of India’s women’s cricket team, the BCCI is seeking a long-term head coach for the team. To prepare for the upcoming ICC events, the BCCI intends to appoint a coach who will serve until at least the ODI World Cup in 2025, which is set to be held in India. This move highlights the BCCI’s dedication to the development of women’s cricket in the country, which has experienced significant growth in recent years, including the team’s impressive performance in reaching the T20 World Cup final in 2020.

The last date for application is May 10, after which the BCCI will shortlist the applicants and pass them on to the Ashok Malhotra-led Cricket Advisory Committee, which will conduct the interviews, as per the BCCI constitution. The BCCI’s move to invite applications for the senior women’s team head coach position is a positive step towards developing women’s cricket in India, and we hope to see a qualified and deserving candidate take up this crucial role.