The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Amol Muzumdar as the new head coach of the Indian women's cricket team on Wednesday. The three-member committee unanimously recommended Muzumdar to take over the position which has been vacant since Ramesh Powar was fired back in December last year.
“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," Amol Majumdar said.
"I welcome the appointment of Mr. Amol Muzumdar as the Head Coach of the Indian Women's Cricket Team," said BCCI president Roger Binny in the press release. "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," Roger Binny concluded.
Amol Muzumdar scored over 11,000 first-class runs in 171 matches including 30 centuries during his 21-year-long career. He has also featured in over 100 List A games and 14 T20 matches. Amol has won several Ranji Trophy titles with Mumbai and later represented Assam and Andhra Pradesh.
Muzumdar coached India's U19 and U23 teams before he was appointed as a batting consultant for the Netherlands men's side. He later coached as a batting coach for IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals and was also a batting consultant for South Africa when the team recently visited India.