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Ramesh Powar named India A bowling coach
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Ramesh Powar named India A bowling coach

Ramesh Powar has been appointed as the bowling coach of India A for the home series against South Africa A, which includes five one-day games and two four-day encounters.

The former off-spinner served as the head coach of the Indian women's team but parted ways with the side at the conclusion of the Women's T20 World Cup last year following a fallout with senior player Mithali Raj.

The public clash with Mithali escalated when the ODI captain leveled allegations on Powar trying to destroy her international career after leaving her out of the playing XI in the semi-finals.

While Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana backed Powar to continue as coach, he was not offered a contract extension with WV Raman replacing him.

Powar represented India in two Tests and 31 ODIs from 2004 to 2007.

The 41-year-old has been involved in an elite coaches orientation programme organized by the NCA in Bangalore.

Powar's appointment is one of the several changes made to the coaching staff only for the upcoming tour of India by South Africa A.