Let’s rewind back to December 2018. There was a public fallout between veteran cricketer Mithali Raj and Ramesh Powar, which led to a change in the position of Head Coach. Raman Woorkeri replaced the then Head Coach, Ramesh Powar as the new Head Coach of the Indian Women Team.

Fast forward to May 2021, Ramesh Powar is back to becoming the Head Coach replacing the man who replaced him in the first place. Ramesh Powar was an offspinner having represented the nation in 2 Tests and 31 ODIs. He announced his retirement in 10th November 2015. He also played IPL in two editions with Kochi Tuskers taking 13 wickets. Although his career may sound boring, but it was coaching that became his calling once he retired.

Source : BCCI – Ramesh Powar celebrating a dismissal

He threw his hat in the ring for coaching the Mumbai Ranji Team as he was quite familiar with the nature of game this team plays and was willing to end their trophy drought. He eventually was selected as the Head Coach of the Indian Women Team. But this appointment was not successful as within 5 months of his appointment he was in an stint with the veteran Mithali Raj. while then Captain and Vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana wanted him as coach. He was then replaced by Raman as the Head Coach.

Source: BCCI – Ramesh Powar discussing tactics with Mithali Raj, with whom he had a fallout

Then an year later he was handed the bowling coach position of India ‘A’ Team. He was also invited forelite coach orientation program by NCA in Bangalore. He coached the Under-19 boys camp at Dharamshala as well. Ramesh Powar attended a BCCI-NCA Level 2 Coaching course and is an ECB Level 2 coach as well. He also coached a dominant Mumbai team that clinched the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy.

His first assignment after getting this position back will be to guide the team through the English Tour. The Indian Women team is scheduled to play 1 Test, 3 ODI’s, and 3 T20i’s. The squad will fly to England with the Men’s Team on June 2,2021. The solitary test match will be played at Bristol starting on June 16th.

Here is the Twitter handle of BCCI Women broadcasting the news of newly appointed Head Coach.

This is how Ramesh Powar responded to the tweet.

Woorkeri Raman, the previous HeadCoach also congratulated Ramesh Powar.