Gary Kirsten approached BCCI for India Women’s coach role: report
Gary Kirsten has worked as India coach in the past. © AFP

South African great Gary Kirsten, who coached India to World Cup success in 2011, has reportedly put his name up for coach of the Indian women’s cricket team.

The Times of India on Friday quoted an unnamed BCCI source as saying that Kirsten had applied for the job.

The report also claimed that the remuneration for the coach of the Indian women’s team would be higher than earlier.

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The BCCI invited applications for the position of national women’s coach earlier this month with December 14 set as the deadline for the applications.

Among those who have applied for the coach’s role are Ramesh Powar, Manoj Prabhakar, Herschelle Gibbs and Dmitri Mascarenhas.

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Kirsten, 51, represented South Africa in 101 Tests and 185 one-day internationals before coaching India from 2008-2011 and his home country from 2011-2013.

He is currently head coach of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Under Powar, who was the helm of affairs for three months, the Indian women’s team registered a series sweep in Sri Lanka, beat Australia A 3-0 in Mumbai, won all their three official and unofficial warm-up matches of the ICC Women’s World T20 following which they topped Group B. Powar’s term ended under controversial circumstances after Mithali’s letter to the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators was leaked following her axing from the squad.