New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) appointed Woorkeri Venkata Raman as the new coach for Indian Women’s Cricket Team today. He is a former Indian cricketer who played domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu as left handed batsman and a part time left arm spinner.
He made his Test debut in Chennai against West Indies in 1987-88. He also played in further 10 Test matches for India until 1997. He played 27 One Day Internationals in the same period, but was not much successful.
After retirement Raman was appointed as a coach for Tamil Nadu Team in 2006. The Cricket Association of Bengal also showed interest in making him the coach for the Bengal team, but he continued with Tamil Nadu Team only. But in 2010 he was appointed as coach for Bengal after replacing Roger Binny. He also coached the teams of Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders.
In 2015, Raman was appointed by the BCCI to the coaching panel as the batting coach at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, and lastly in December 2018 he is appointed as the head coach of the Indian Women’s National Team.