Indian women's coach steps down


There have been several reports of disagreements between Arothe and some senior players.

Despite being portrayed as another case of fallout between the players and the coach in the Indian cricketing world, Tushar Arothe has been quoted as saying that he was not particularly happy with the way the Committee of Administrators (CoA) managed the entire affair. "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", it said. "If these girls want to achieve something, they need to come out of their comfort zone", he was quoted as saying.

A BCCI release on Tuesday said: "The BCCI has accepted coach Tushar Arothe's resignation".

"Why were I and the players called separately to sort this out?" 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. 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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"There have been adverse reports about Tushar Arothe's coaching methods from senior players, selectors and even from the team manager", said a senior BCCI official.

The Indian team also won ODI and T20 series in South Africa in February this year but things went downhill since then. Following that, they also lost the ODI series against Australia.

One of the reasons for the alleged discord was Arothe's training methods. Two mandatory practice sessions of roughly two-and-a-half-hours each in the morning and late afternoon, and an optional afternoon session, had been a feature of India's regime since a year ago.

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