Over a virtual Apex Council meeting on April 10, Sunday, BCCI decided to end the practice of hiring support staff for the Indian women’s cricket team on an ad-hoc basis, so they will now have long-term contracts in the coming time.
In accordance with the BCCI, the Cricket Advisory Committee should choose the head coach, while the selectors should choose the assistant coaches or support staff.
An anonymous source of BCCI has recently conveyed, “All the coaches will be given long-term contracts and it will not a temporary arrangement like we have seen in the past. This will give the team much-needed stability.”
However, the BCCI has occasionally appointed coaches from the National Cricket Academy on a temporary basis for the women’s team support staff members, including the batting, fielding, and bowling coaches.
The Indian women’s cricket team has been without a head coach since Ramesh Powar was eventually ousted in December last year. The team even competed in the T20 World Cup 2023 in February without the head of the coaching staff.
The first phase in the senior women’s team’s preparation for the upcoming ICC event will be reducing the coaching procedure because it has yet to win a major world title or championship.
The meeting’s agenda included discussing media rights for the domestic and international home games during the 2023–2027 cycle, although no firm decisions were made in this regard.
The BCCI would have high expectations for the media rights for the 2023–2027 cycle following the Rs 48,390 crore bonanza that resulted from the IPL media rights. With Sony and Star joining Viacom in the Indian cricket market, there will be a three-way concurrence.
For the IPL, the BCCI made significant profits by selling the broadcast and digital rights separately, and it is anticipated that it will do the same for the home international matches. The last cycle, which ended on March 31, cost Star Rs 6,138.1 crore.