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Indian women's cricket team coach Tushar Arothe resigns after players' revolt

Indian women's cricket team coach Tushar Arothe resigns after players' revolt

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. After the resignation, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a presser said that Women's coach has stepped down due to his personal reasons. "If these girls want to achieve something, they need to come out of their comfort zone", he was quoted as saying.

Incidentally, Arothe's appointment was also surrounded by controversy as the former coach Purnima Rau was sacked from the role without any direct communication from the board.

Arothe himself had replaced Purnima Rau, the former India captain, as coach in April past year after senior players had let BCCI known about the need for a more professional support staff ahead of the World Cup. Under his coaching the team reached the final of the World Cup final, won the three-match ODI series and five-match T20I series in South Africa. The team had a tiresome T20 tri-series against Australia and England in India. He was also tasked with the responsibility, along with George, to scout players for the India A sides that played against Australia and England in Mumbai in March.

"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". The Asia Cup loss is understood to have been the tipping point.

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The omission of 17-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues from the XI in the Asia Cup, is also understood to have been a moot point during Arothe's meetings with the CoA and the BCCI officials.

One of the major reason of discontent was Arothe's training methods.

The 10-nation ICC women's World T20 is scheduled to take place in the West Indies November 9-24.