Indian womens cricket team coach Arothe resigns after players revolt


Last year Indian men cricket team coach Anil Kumble resigned after his differences with Indian Skipper Virat Kohli. "Mr. Arothe cited personal reasons behind his resignation and thanked the BCCI for giving him an opportunity to work with the Indian women's cricket team", it said.

Those speculations gained further weightage after Arothe last week met BCCI officials including Diana Edulji, the former India women's captain, who is part of the the Committee of Administrators (CoA). BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim and CEO Rahul Johri were also present.

CoA member Diana Edulji, a former India captain, is now calling the shots as far as women's cricket is concerned. Under his stint, the team reached the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in 2017. He was also tasked with the responsibility, along with George, to scout players for the India A sides that played against Australia and England in Mumbai in March.

While India enjoyed a memorable tour of South Africa earlier in the year, their form since has been patchy at best, with defeats to Australia in a bilateral series and in the T20I tri-series, also involving England.

According to another report filed by News18, it was Arothe's training methods which had come under question which led to the beginning of the fallout in the first place.

Less than five months before the Women's World T20, Tushar Arothe has stepped down as the head coach of the Indian women's team, soon after reports of discord within the team had surfaced after their Asia Cup loss. While the coach was keen on having two practice sessions of two and half hours each in morning and afternoon, some of the seniors in their mid-30s were finding it hard to cope with the strenuous schedule.

A BCCI official stated that they will put up an advertisement again and an interview will follow it.