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Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad named in panel to select women's cricket team coach

The committee comprises of legendary cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy with interviews all set to be conducted on December 20th at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. 

Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad named in panel to select women's cricket team coach

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the panel which had been appointed to conduct the interviews of eligible candidates for the post of head coach for the national women's team.

It comprises of legendary cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy with interviews all set to be conducted on December 20th at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. 

"The panel consists of legendary Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy. The interviews will be conducted on December 20th at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai," read the notification. 

The post of head coach for the national women's team has been shrouded in controversy over the years with ex-coaches Ramesh Powar and Tushar Arothe forced to resign in controversial fashion. 

Powar, named as the interim coach in July was forced to resign after being accused by legendary cricketer Mithali Raj of humiliating her. Raj was dropped from the team lineup for the semifinals of the ICC Women's World Cup 2018 against England resulting in widespread criticism and the eventual decision to replace him.   

Arothe on the other hand, had resigned following a revolt by some senior players who were unhappy with his coaching methods.