Anju Jain likely to replace Atul Bedade as coach for Baroda women’s team
Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) has decided in principle to appoint a woman coach for the women’s team.
According to the sources in the association, the decision has been taken recently after some sexual harassment allegations were surfaced against Atul Bedade and he was suspended earlier in March this year.
“Though Bedade has been exonerated by the Apex Body, he won’t be continuing with the women’s team,”
the sources in the association said.
“A complaint was received against Mr Atul Bedade, Head coach senior women’s team. A preliminary enquiry was conducted by the CEO and Sr. Manager HR in the matter,” BCA stated in a release.
Bedade’s son, Tasmay, is a member of the Under-19 team and with the conflict of interest clause in place, he won’t take up the junior coaching but may still get a chance to coach the sub-junior team.
Former India wicket-keeper Anju Jain is favourite to replace Bedade. Anju Jain has extensive coaching experience and was also the head coach of the Bangladesh women’s team. She has played 8 Tests and 65 ODIs.
One more woman cricketer from Kolkata and two males from Baroda have also sent applications.