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WV Raman enjoyed his term as the head coach of the India Women cricket team

By Bet Barter

May 21, 2021

WV Raman made an effort to clear the air around his sudden exit as the head coach of the Women’s cricket team. On Thursday, he asserted that he completely enjoyed his 17-month long tenure with the team. He further stated that the controversies that followed his exit were nothing short of exaggerated theories.

Ramesh Powar, former India off-spinner, replaced Raman as head coach on 13th May. The women team has previously mentored by Powar for almost 4 months. Ramesh Powar had failed to get an extension after that because of his infamous fallout with veteran player Mithali Raj. WV Raman had taken over Powar’s position as the head coach then.

WV Raman had written a controversial letter addressing the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and NCA head Rahul Dravid. He wrote it just after his exit as the head coach. Some parts about the jest of the letter were widely reported in the media. The reports claimed that he highlighted some major issues about the start culture in the women’s team.

Raman stated that initially, he took the reporting as recognition of his work

But, he believes that the issue has now been stretched too much in the media. He does not understand why the controversies around his exit have been going in for so long. Raman wants the controversies to end here as it has gone on for too long.

He went on to suggest that fans should actually move on and focus on the Team. The focus should be on the team’s strength and upcoming challenges that they would face. India's women cricket team is embarking on a long, important tour of England. The team would be playing against England. In international cricket, England is one of the toughest sides. The England team has firepower in the batting as well as the bowling department. They are extremely good at what they do on the field.

WV Raman also wants the women’s team to focus on the job at hand and ignore the controversies. The team should make plans for the upcoming tour and forget about everything that happened in the past. He had given a piece of similar advice to the team when he took over as the head coach replacing Powar.

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