Tushar Arothe (File Photo) © Getty Images
Tushar Arothe (File Photo) © Getty Images

India Women’s head coach Tushar Arothe has stepped down from his post soon after India suffered a loss in the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh and some reports of discord within the team surfaced lately. According to ESPNCricinfo, Arothe indicated strained relations within the team when he said that some of the Indian players need to step out of their “comfort zones” for a better future of Indian women’s cricket. He has cited “personal reasons” as the primary reason for resigning, however.

Arothe’s meeting last week with former India women’s captain, Diana Edulji, who also is a member of the Committee of Administrators (CoA), led to speculations regarding his future with India women’s team. The BCCI is believed to have accepted Arothe’s resignation as per last reports.

The Women’s World T20 is scheduled to be held in the Caribbean at the end of 2018. With the coach resigning 5 months before the premier event, India would want to put their act together and focus their energies for a decent performance in the tournament.