Gary Kirsten, 2011 World Cup winning coach with Indian cricket team who coached the side from 2008-11 has enquired and applied for the vacant post of Indian women cricket team’s head coach, according to a report. He was the coach of his home team from 2011-13 after he completed his tenure with India.
Kirsten has enquired BCCI for the vacant position of head coach for Indian women’s cricket team and thereafter, applied for the same, suggested in a report by Times Of India.
The former South Africa batsman is currently the head coach of India Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. If Kirsten is selected by BCCI, RCB would have to look for a new head coach.
In 2010, prior to the start of India’s tour of South Africa, Indian captain M.S. Dhoni described him as “The best thing to happen to Indian cricket.”
Ramesh Powar has reapplied for the job, despite getting the backing from Indian women captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, it is unlikely that he will be given the role again. The interview of those who have applied for it will be conducted on December 20.
Other applicants include Atul Bedade, David Johnson, Rakesh Sharma, Manoj Prabhakar, Owais Shah, Herschelle Gibbs, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Dominic Thornely, Gargi Banerjee, Vidyuth Jaisimha, Ramesh Powar, Colin Siller, and Dav Whatmore.