The Baroda Cricket Association has appointed former Indian player Anju Jain to be the new coach of their women team.
The Baroda Cricket Association made some decisions which led to the appointment of some new BCA officials. With that, it has been decided that former cricketer and Arjuna-awardee Anju Jain will be the new coach of the senior women’s cricket team. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Devika Palshikar was also appointed to be the assistant coach.
Jain shared that her priority as Baroda’s new coach will be to return the confidence of the players to create a playing atmosphere built on trust. She also said that she had already worked with a few Baroda women in the past and that it may be helpful for her to build a bond with the team.
Before Jain took the job with BCA, she worked with the Bangladesh Cricket Board as their women’s head coach in 2018. Prior to that, she also worked with the Indian women’s team between 2011 and 2013.
As per BCB women’s wing head Nadel Chowdhury, ‘Her contact with us was up to March. We were considering the performance of the World Cup. She must have felt that chances are slim of extending her contract and so she decided to leave. She did not inform us anything about it. As the contract ended she was there was nothing like resigning from the post or things like that’.
Before Jain started coaching, she played with the India women’s national cricket team for 12 years. She also captained the squad on the year 2000 during the Women’s Cricket World Cup which follows the ODI format of cricket. To further understand cricket ODIs, visit Betwala.
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