Indian women’s team coach Tushar Arothe resigns from his role

Friday, 13 Jul, 2018

The resignation of Arothe is the second instance in the CoA tenure where the national coach has resigned in response to variances of opinions with players. Last year Indian men cricket team coach Anil Kumble resigned after his differences with Indian Skipper Virat Kohli.

The BCCI on Tuesday sent in a release which said: "The BCCI on Tuesday accepted India women's team coach Mr. Tushar Arothe's resignation".

A senior BCCI official was quoted by media saying, "Arothe was forced to resign after few senior players with reasonable influence, wanted his immediate ouster". The BCCI also locked in fielding coach Biju George and physiotherapist Tracy Fernandes on a two-year contract, while Trupti Bhattacharya was named the manager of the team for a one-year period.

Arothe, who played for Baroda, had led the team in the 50-over World Cup final in England past year. Thereafter, Kaur and her girls floundered in the triangular series featuring Australia and England and the failures are suspected to have played a part in the souring of their relationship.

But serious differences appears to have cropped up between him and the senior members of the Indian team during the Indian team's failed campaign in the Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur last month. After that, the team had also won the ODI and T20 series in South Africa in February this year but ever since that things haven't been merry for the team.

One of the major reason of discontent was Arothe's training methods. Arothe was also in charge of the India A side that beat Bangladesh A in December past year.

Arothe, a Ranji Trophy victor with Baroda who played 114 first-class matches and 51 List A games between 1985-86 and 2002-03, had earlier been involved with the women's team as fielding coach in the past.

"We will again put up an advertisement and interview process will be followed", said the official.