The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday (October 25) confirmed the appointment of Amol Muzumdar as the new head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team.
“The Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Ms. Sulakshana Naik, Mr. Ashok Malhotra, and Mr. Jatin Paranjape, interviewed the shortlisted applicants for the position of Head Coach - Team India (Senior Women). After thorough and thoughtful deliberation, the three-member committee unanimously recommended Mr. Amol Muzumdar to take over the role,” BCCI said in a statement.
One of the giants of Indian domestic cricket, Amol Muzumdar aggregated 11,167 runs in 171 First-Class matches with 30 centuries. In 113 List-A matches, he amassed 3286 runs with three hundreds. He also played 14 T20 matches, scoring 174 runs with one fifty to his name.
Since his retirement, Muzumdar has been involved as coach with age-group sides at the NCA. He was head coach of Mumbai until the 2022-23 domestic season and has been part of the coaching staff at Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and South Africa [for their tour of India in 2019] briefly.
“I am deeply honoured and privileged to be appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Women's Cricket Team. I thank the CAC and the BCCI for placing their trust in me and believing in my vision and the roadmap for Team India. This is a huge responsibility and I look forward to working closely with talented players and providing them with the right preparation and guidance to excel. The next two years are extremely important as two World Cups are scheduled in the period. Together with the coaching and support staff, we will look to tick every box and give ourselves the best chance to succeed,” Muzumdar said in a statement issued by BCCI.
BCCI President Roger Binny welcomed the appointment of Amol Muzumdar as head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team.
“I am confident that under his tenure, the team will continue to rise and perform well across different formats of the game. The team has consistently delivered impressive performances in bilateral and multi-nation events, and I am certain our players will benefit immensely under Mr. Muzumdar's guidance and roadmap,” Binny said.