Indian Women Coach Tushar Arothe Resigns Four Months Ahead Of T20 World Cup

| July 11 , 2018 , 14:15 IST

Four months before the T20 World Cup in West Indies, Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe has stepped down from his assigned role on Tuesday.

His position had reportedly become untenable due to differences with some of the top class players, who had objections regarding his training methods.

His resignation comes as a big setback for the Indian women Team and also for the BCCI to find a suitable coach to replace former coach Tushar.

BCCI said in a media release, “Mr. Arothe cited  personal reasons behind his resignation and also thanked the BCCI for giving him an opportunity to work with the Indian women’s cricket team".

In the Committee of Administrators (CoA) tenure, this is the second occasion when a national coach has stepped down on players objections. Last year Indian men cricket team coach Anil Kumble resigned after his differences with Indian Skipper Virat Kohli.

A senior BCCI official was quoted by media saying, “Arothe was forced to resign after few senior players with reasonable influence, wanted his immediate ouster”.

Under Arothe the Indian women team reached the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017. 2018 also proved good for the Indian women as they won the 3-match ODI series and five-match T20I series in South Africa. Earlier in the year, the team successfully reached the final of the Asia Cup held in Malaysia.