Ramesh Powar to coach young Australian spinners
Powar is the second Indian cricketer after former Tamil Nadu cricketer Sridharan Sriram, who was recruited by the Kangaroos.
Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar, who recently quit as spin coach of the Mumbai Cricket Association academy at Bandra Kurla Complex, has been invited by Cricket Australia to train their young spinners. After former India coach Greg Chappell’s recommendation to the Australian board, Powar will visit Brisbane in June.
He ended his association with MCA when he was denied the opportunity to conduct a camp to coach budding spinners. However, the denied opportunity will now give him a chance that looks far more lucrative than the former. Powar is the second Indian cricketer after former Tamil Nadu cricketer Sridharan Sriram, who was recruited by the Kangaroos last year as their spin bowling coach.
“I am happy to inform you that I have been invited by CA to Brisbane in June to coach young spinners.”
“It was Greg Chappell who recommended my name to CA. I would like to thank him and Troy Cooley, head coach of national performance program, for giving me this opportunity,” Powar said, as reported by TOI.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia will also be looking to recruit the Head Coach of Australia after Darren Lehmann stepped down after the cheating fiasco that unfolded last week in Cape Town, South Africa. The recruitment of the new coaches and support staff will decide the course of the Australian cricket culture that was severely criticized after this incident.
Learning from the best
Many countries are turning to India or Indians to learn how to bowl and play spin. Last month, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced a squad of players and coaches that will attend a spin bowling camp in the city from April 28 to May 6, ahead of South Africa A’s tour to India later this year.
“The squad is a mixture of youth and experience headed by many of South Africa’s senior spin bowlers such as Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt and Tabraiz Shamsi, Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma plus senior coaches Malibongwe Maketa, Claude Henderson and Russell Domingo (former South African national team coach),” said the CSA release.
“Several senior players, who have been to this camp before, appreciate its value and have asked to be included again,” added the release.