Anju Jain to coach Baroda Women's team


5th June, 2020 09:52:05 printer

Anju Jain to coach Baroda Women's team

The head coach of Bangladesh women's cricket team and former Indian captain cum Arjuna-awardee Anju Jain to coach Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) senior women's team.

She will join the new job in India as soon as she get guideline from the BCA.

Her contract with Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has expired  last March and the BCB are reluctant to extend her contract due to poor show of Bangladesh team in the recently concluded Women's T20 World Cup Cricket.

BCA officials already confirmed Anju Jain about her appointment. "I will be joining the Baroda women's team as soon as I get guidelines from the BCA," Jain said.

Her contact with us was up to March. We were considering the performance of the World Cup. She must have felt that chances are slim of extending her contract and so she decided to leave. She did not inform us anything about it. As the contract ended she was there was nothing like resigning from the post or things like that," the head of BCB women's wing, Shafiul Alam  Chowdhury Nadel told cricbuzz.

Jain, a wicketkeeper, played for India for 12 years and had also captained the squad during Women's Cricket World Cup in 2000. She retired in 2005 and went on to become the selector for Indian women's team before taking up coaching.

Jain assumed the role of Indian women team's coach between 2011 and 2013. She then joined as the head coach of Bangladesh women's team in 2018 and helped the team beat India in Asia Cup finals.