Harmanpreet Kaur says she was happy to work with Ramesh Powar . Powar was replaced as head coach after being at odds with then captain Mithali Raj .
Harmanpreet Kaur, the skipper of the Indian womens cricket team, denied any fault with Ramesh Powar, who has been fired as the head coach with less than two months to go before the T20 World Cup.In a repeat of the 2018 story, when Powar was replaced as the head coach after being at odds with then captain Mithali Raj, the former India spinner was shunted to the National Cricket Academy, reportedly on Harmanpreet's request.The Indian captain denied the allegations of rift and called it a decision taken by the BCCI.Anytime I had an opportunity, I always liked working with Ramesh sir.It's the BCCI's decision who goes to NCA.He will serve as the spin coach at NCA, and Ramesh sir will be there as well.Harmanpreet said he was the right guy for the job and that the team is in the right hands.He was a lot of fun to work with when we were in Sri Lanka.He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. We're in the right place.We're totally fine with whatever decision BCCI makes.He's also a little calm.We needed someone who could deliver that calmness on the field. We had seen it in Sri Lanka.She said the team was really excited when they learned that Kanitkar had been hired.It would have been difficult if it was a new coach, but we've already met with Hrishi sir.I don't think there will be any issue.We would have to explain a variety of aspects of how we are doing if a new coach had arrived.He also knew what we were doing. When we heard he was coming, the team saw a lot of optimism because of his involvement with us in Sri Lanka.After the 50-over World Cup fiasco earlier this year, she recalled how Kanitkar played a crucial part in the series win in Sri Lanka.We discussed with him how we could achieve our targets and how we set those small goals.He taught us how to execute plans. He gave us examples of batting in those situations.Pay equity is a major motivatorThe BCCI's decision to include pay equity in their tournament fees, which means the centrally-contracted men and women players will now earn the same match fee, Rs 15 lakh per Test, Rs 6 lakh for an ODI, and Rs 3 lakh for a T20I.The new compensation structure will be introduced as part of the series against Australia, which was a controversial decision by the BCCI.Equal pay is something that gives the current players and the aspiring players a lot of enthusiasm.It gives us a lot of responsibility because we all know how many people are watching us while we are out and play. This was certainly the first step.I'm sure there will be more to come.The BCCI should be thinking about (equal pay) in domestic cricket, according to Harmanpreet.The Womens IPL is approaching, and all of these things will be huge news for domestic cricketers. You will be faced with many challenges.We just need to do it.Next goal, a global title, Harmanpreet said, is the primary aim of winning an ICC global title, which has been missing from their trophy cabinet.We have to play hard cricket now, taking a lot of responsibility as a team.We are now in the finals of almost every tournament, but we are yet to win the big trophy. Sneh Rana has been left out of the series, but the Indian captain said she is still on the radar and could make a comeback in the domestic circuit with a strong showing.The team has been great, particularly the new girls, who have excelled in the domestic circuit.Anjali took the most wickets and then other players have done exceptionally well, so choosing depends on your performance.Rana and others are good players, and if they succeed, they will return, she said.The series will be a good preparation for the T20 World Cup in South Africa on December 14, 17, and 20.