WV Raman’s ouster as India ladies’s coach places Cricket Advisory Committee, choice panel beneath scanner
New Delhi: Former opener WV Raman’s unceremonious ouster from the Indian ladies’s crew head coach’s place has opened a can of worms with each the Madan Lal-headed Cricket Advisory Committee and Neetu David-led choice panel coming beneath the scanner of BCCI bigwigs.
Raman, who efficiently coached the ladies’s crew to T20 World Cup closing in Australia and is broadly acknowledged as probably the greatest Indian coaches, was eliminated by Lal and Naik’s CAC, which reinstated Ramesh Powar, who was faraway from the identical put up in 2018.
Is Madan Lal’s committee unlawful as per Lodha norms?
“Maddi paaji (that is how Madan Lal is addressed in Indian cricket fraternity) celebrated his seventieth birthday on March 20, 2021. The BCCI, in its attraction to Supreme Courtroom towards a few of the reforms, would not ask for roll-back of age-cap of 70 years. So how come Madan Lal was allowed to take a seat in CAC assembly?,” a senior member requested.
Whereas the BCCI has no intention of utilizing its veto to over-rule Lal and Naik, the board’s prime officers are unable to wrap their heads round as to what led to advice of Raman’s removing.
Sulakshana Naik’s position in CAC conferences
Former India participant Sulakshana is the youthful sister of Mumbai Cricket Affiliation president Sanjay Naik. She has to date attended three CAC conferences for numerous appointments.
Somebody who’s abreast with how the eight interviews have been performed mentioned that it felt as if Naik had made up her thoughts that Raman needed to be eliminated for only one unhealthy sequence, regardless of realizing totally effectively that choice was not in his arms and it was carried out by her ex-teammate, Neetu David’s panel.
“One stunning query that Raman was requested was how can he declare credit score for ladies’s crew reaching T20 closing as this can be a crew that was ready by Ramesh Powar,” the supply mentioned.
The road of questioning, in keeping with the official, was clear that the platform was set for Powar to be reinstated.
“Even when we presume that Ramesh and Mithali Raj had issues again then and it wasn’t adequate floor to take away Ramesh, does two wrongs make a proper,” he questioned.
“For those who go by the argument Sulakshana gave throughout Raman’s 45-minute presentation, by that logic, Ramesh is inheriting a crew that Raman ready,” he countered.
Did Raman and Neetu David have a fall-out throughout SA choice?
The PTI has confirmed from a number of sources that Raman had red-flagged the type of squad that David, Arati Vaidya, Renu Margrate, Mithu Mukherjee and V Kalpana picked for the South Africa sequence, for which teen batting sensation Shafali Verma was not picked for the ODIs and senior pacer Shikha Pandey was inexplicably dropped.
Whereas each David and Raman could not be contacted for corroboration, it’s understood that the BCCI these days data all choice conferences. The just-removed coach did not approve the modifications.
“Have you learnt what sort of logic was given for dropping Shikha and Shafali? It’s past comprehension,” a peeved senior official mentioned.
The selectors mentioned that Pandey was unfit as a result of she hasn’t labored arduous on coaching throughout lockdown and was “chubby”.
“However once they have been requested to show their level, they couldn”t merely do it,” the official alleged.
Within the case of Shafali, her fielding was questioned and put forth as the rationale for her non-selection within the ODI crew.
“If Raman had a counter-question that if Shafali’s fielding is an issue for 50-over cricket, then it’s greater drawback in T20 format the place it’s extra vital. Then how is she being chosen in T20 format,” the official requested.
Choices of Bangalore-based membership Falcons’ gamers C Prathusha and Monica Patel
Leg-spinner C Prathyusha and left-arm sluggish navy bowler Monica Patel have been two shock inclusions within the ladies’s crew throughout their comeback sequence towards South Africa.
Each Prathyusha and Monica symbolize the well-known Falcons membership in Bangalore the place present BCCI apex council member Shantha Rangaswamy is a member and one in all its founding secretaries.
“We’re not alleging something however this eerie coincidence has actually not gone unnoticed. I solely hope that Sourav and Jay make a psychological be aware of each factor as we’ve got a World Cup to play. Each must be part of each choice conferences any more. Raman paid the worth for doubtful choices,” the supply mentioned.
Counter factors towards Raman
Whereas the bulk consider that the fashionable southpaw of yesteryears has been arduous carried out by, there are a couple of critics who really feel that there have been some free ends from his aspect too.
“Some women complained that he’ll at instances swap himself off throughout coaching classes. Additionally some women felt under-appreciated. Somebody like Rajeshwari Gayakwad was not even as soon as praised regardless of she being the most effective bowler through the sequence,” a member from the anti-Raman camp mentioned.
One other allegation towards Raman is that he unwittingly gave gloveswoman Nuzhat Parween a debut cap with out realizing that she has already performed each ODIs and T20Is for India.
“How come a coach forgot that one in all his gamers have already performed. To be truthful to Neetu, was Raman additionally doing his homework.”
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