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India women’s team coach selection: Kapil Dev recuses himself from interviewing Manoj Prabhakar

first_imgFormer India captain Kapil Dev, who has been assigned to shortlist the next head coach of the Indian women’s team, has asked the BCCI to recuse him from interviewing Manoj Prabhakar.The process to appoint the next head coach of the Indian women’s team has already begun and the interviews of 10 applicants will take place in Mumbai on Thursday.Besides Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shanta Rangaswamy will interview the applicants, including India’s World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten. They will shortlist the candidates for the top job, which has been lying vacant after Ramesh Powar’s tenure got over at the end of last month.Top BCCI sources told India Today that they have been informed by Kapil that he doesn’t wish to be part of the interview process when Prabhakar presents his case.Prabhakar had accused Kapil of fixing but the 1983 World Cup winning captain was cleared of all charges.Powar meanwhile, has also thrown his hat in the ring, despite Mithali Rahi’s serious allegations against him, following India’s semi-final exit from the Women’s World Cup last month.Besides South African Kirsten, Brad Hogg, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Trent Johnston and Herschell Gibbs are the other foreign names who have applied for the next women’s coach.WV Raman, Venkatesh Prasad, Kalpana Venkatacher are the other applicants who will be interviewed by Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy.Powar was appointed as interim coach after Tushar Arothe was shown the door and was forced to put in his papers, following differences with some of the star players in the team.advertisementT20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and opener Smriti Mandhana have backed Powar to be reappointed as the head coach despite serious claims by Mithali, who accused the former India off-spinner of discrimination.Also Read | Kapil Dev on the perils of giving too much power to players: They will do what they feel likeAlso Read | MS Dhoni greatest cricketer India has ever produced: Kapil DevAlso Read | Kapil’s Devils more handsome than Dhoni’s 2011 World Cup-winning team: GavaskarAlso Read | Kapil Dev’s 175 in 1983 World Cup the greatest ODI knock I have seen: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Just like Kohli, I will run shirtless if India win 2019 World Cup: Kapil Devlast_img

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