Tushar Arothe, the head coach of the India women team has resigned from his position, just four months prior to Women's World T20. His resignation comes after speculations of discord between the team and the coach, following India’s first-ever defeat in the Asia Cup final, where India women lost to Bangladesh.
However, in his official resignation letter, Arothe has cited “personal reasons” as the main reason but, according to reports in ESPNcricinfo, he has also revealed having tense relations with some of the members of the national team, who he said needed to step out of their “comfort zone” for a better future of Indian women’s cricket.
Immediately after India’s three-wicket loss to Bangladesh in the finals of the Asia Cup, reports of conflict between Arothe and some of the players began swirling and soon after that, Arothe has handed in his resignation.
During his stint, the team reached the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017. In 2018, the team won the 3-match ODI series & 5-match T20I series in South Africa. Earlier this year, the team successfully reached the final of the Asia Cup held in Malaysia.
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