New Delhi, Dec 20: Former India left-handed batsman Woorkeri Venkat Raman was on Thursday named as head coach of the Indian women's cricket team, according to reports.
The three-member ad-hoc committee comprising former captain Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy finally shortlisted Raman over South Africa’s Gary Kirsten for the post of head coach for women's team.
Raman and Gary Kirsten were reportedly on a two-man shortlist, but Kirsten’s appointment was believed to be in doubt with the South African, according to reports, not keen to relinquish his position as coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
Raman is currently a batting consultant at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
He had represented Indian cricket team from 1988-97 played 11 Test, and 27 ODIs 1988-96.
The former batsman has coached Tamil Nadu and Bengal team in the Ranji Trophy matches.
He was the first Indian to score a ton on South African soil in 1992-93. (UNI)