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Hrishikesh Kanitkar appointed as Sr women’s batting coach

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Mumbai: Hrishikesh Kanitkar has been appointed as the batting coach of the Sr Women’s cricket team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday.

Kanitkar will join the team from the upcoming five-match T20I series against Australia starting 9th December in Mumbai.

The BCCI also said that former Head Coach of the senior women’s team, Ramesh Powar, will switch to men’s cricket as part of the restructuring module of the BCCI and he will join VVS Laxman, Head Cricket, National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Commenting on his appointment, It is an honour to be appointed as the new Batting Coach of the Senior Women’s team. I see tremendous prospects in this team and we have a good mix of youth and experience. I believe this team is ready for the challenge ahead. We have a few marquee events coming up and it is going to be exciting for the team and myself as batting coach.”

Powar said: With my new role at the NCA, I will be looking to take forward my experience over the years to help build talent for the future. I look forward to working in tandem with VVS Laxman for the further development of the game and bench strength.”

Laxman welcoming the former India spinner said that Powar’s presence will bring expertise to the NCA set-up.

“With Ramesh Powar coming on-board (as a spin bowling coach), we are sure he will bring his expertise and experience to the National Cricket Academy. Having worked in domestic, age-group cricket and the international circuit, I am sure he will play an active role in the betterment of the game. I look forward to working with him in his new role at the NCA,” he said.

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