Indian Women's Cricket Coach Tushar Arothe Resigns After Players' Revolt

Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe resigned on Tuesday

Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe resigned on Tuesday

But reports emerged after the Asia Cup defeat that all was not well within the Indian camp, with players not happy with some of the training methodologies. "Mr. Arothe cited personal reasons behind his resignation and thanked the BCCI for giving him an opportunity to work with the Indian women's cricket team", the BCCI said in a media release.

Arothe, who played for Baroda, had led the team in the 50-over World Cup final in England past year. But I hope the team learns that to achieve bigger things, to move to the next level, one needs to come out of their comfort zone.

The BCCI on Tuesday accepted India women's team coach Mr. Tushar Arothe's resignation.

"Why were I and the players called separately to sort this out?"

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The game ended with England down to 10 players and out of substitutes. "You've brought belief and the love of football back". But despite the heartbreak, they and manager Gareth Southgate have reconnected many people with the national team .

Incidentally, Arothe's appointment was also surrounded by controversy as the former coach Purnima Rau was sacked from the role without any direct communication from the board. "There has been adverse reports about his coaching methods from players, selectors and even the team manager", a senior official who chose to be anonymous, told PTI. Thereafter, Kaur and her girls floundered in the triangular series featuring Australia and England and the failures are suspected to have played a part in the souring of their relationship.

The dynamics between the team and Arothe are understood to have been fairly healthy as recently as the tour of South Africa in February - their first assignment since the World Cup - when India won both limited-overs series. The team had a tiresome T20 tri-series against Australia and England in India. The Asia Cup loss is understood to have been the tipping point. 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.

India will begin their World T20 campaign in the tournament opener to be held in the West Indies from November 9 to 24.

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