Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Indian women’s cricket coach quits over ‘training methods’

Indian women’s cricket coach quits over ‘training methods’

The training methods came under discussion as Arothe reportedly wanted two sessions in the day for the players while the cricketers wanted one long session. After the resignation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a presser said that Women's coach has stepped down due to his personal reasons.

Having previously been part of the women's coaching staff, Arothe was hired just ahead of India's quadrangular ODI series in South Africa past year, and until the 2017 Women's World Cup in the United Kingdom.

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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. "And I wish to see more honesty and more intent from the players to do that". "There has been adverse reports about his coaching methods from players, selectors and even the team manager", a senior BCCI official, privy to the development told PTI on the condition of anonymity. Having previously been part of the Indian women's coaching staff between 2008 and 2012, Arothe had been initially appointed until the 2017 World Cup.

During India's six-month hiatus from global cricket following the World Cup final at Lord's, Arothe oversaw several camps at the NCA, involving fringe players and India regulars.

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The Indian team also won ODI and T20 series in South Africa in February this year but things went downhill since then.

India ended the home season with a 2-1 ODI series win against England in Nagpur before heading to Asia Cup. 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. However, with India ending runners-up to England at the mega-event, Arothe, along with assistant coach Biju George and physiotherapist Tracy Fernandes, were handed a two-year contract by the BCCI.

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