In giving a significant change to Indian women’s cricket, Amol Muzumdar, a stalwart of Indian domestic cricket, has been named as the head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team. This announcement came on a Wednesday, marking a pivotal moment in Muzumdar’s cricketing journey.
Muzumdar, whose international career was unfortunately limited to domestic cricket, boasts an impressive first-class record, having scored over 11,000 runs in 171 matches, which included a remarkable tally of 30 centuries. His cricketing journey spanned a remarkable 21 years, during which he also participated in over 100 List A matches and 14 T20I games.
Notably, he was part of several triumphant Ranji Trophy campaigns with Mumbai and later represented teams like Assam and Andhra Pradesh.
The decision to appoint Amol Muzumdar as the head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team was made after a rigorous selection process. The Cricket Advisory Committee, consisting of Ms. Sulakshana Naik, Mr. Ashok Malhotra, and Mr. Jatin Paranjape, conducted interviews with shortlisted candidates for the position.
After careful consideration, the committee unanimously recommended Muzumdar for the role. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officially confirmed his appointment in a statement.
BCCI President Roger Binny expressed his optimism about this appointment, stating,
“I welcome the appointment of Mr. Amol Muzumdar as the 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.”
Amol Muzumdar’s appointment brings a wealth of cricketing knowledge and experience to the Indian women’s cricket team, and fans and players alike will be eager to see how this new chapter unfolds under his guidance. It marks a promising period for women’s cricket in India, as they aim to achieve even greater heights under his leadership.