New Delhi,: Former Indian off- spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed head coach of India women's team, the Indian cricket board announced on Thursday.
Powar, in his second stint as national women's coach, replaces another former India cricketer, WV Raman.
"The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Sulakshana Naik, Madan Lal and Rudra Pratap Singh [junior] interviewed the applicants and unanimously agreed on Powar's candidature," said a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement.
After playing two test matches and 31 ODIs for India, Powar took up cricket coaching and is an ECB level 2 certified coach, and has also attended BCCI- National Cricket Academy (NCA) level 2 coaching course.
Powar previously served as coach of Indian women's team from July-November 2018.
Powar recently coached the Mumbai senior men's team that won the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He has also worked at the NCA as a bowling coach.