The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking for a new role in the support staff of the Women's National team. In a job release on the official website, the organization has invited applications for the role of 'Performance Analyst – Women’s National Team' and has stated that the designated individual will be reporting directly to the Head Coach of the National team. The deadline for the application is September 20.
BCCI states that the purpose of the analyst is to 'to make presentations and reports of the data collected and work with the coaches to improve the technical and strategical skills of the players'. The appointee will be required to 'collect data at a granular level as specified by the data collection practices and systems used by the senior BCCI teams'. The appointee will also be required to perform the role of a preparation facilitator along with the coaching staff in the analysis of technical aspects of the players. The appointee will also be required to recording and coding matches they are involved in, provide videos and statistics as and when required by the coaches and players before, during and after the match, generate match reports requested by the coaches for team meetings amongst others. The appointee will be required to communicate internally with the management, staff and the members of the Council as well as the national team and externally with the fans, media, other teams, broadcasters etc.
The appointee should be able to have people management skills, should be able to work in teams, be a problem solver and be able to communicate in an excellent manner in English including report writing skills. In terms of qualifications and experience, the BCCI is looking for an individual who has a mixture of technical education and experience and simultaneously also consider those who have played cricket at the district level or higher, have technical cricket knowledge, some experience of working with cricket teams and a very high understanding level of cricketing laws. The applicant should not be over the age of 60 years and there is no fixed time period of the job. The previous analyst of the women's team was Aarti Nalge, who left the role in 2018 after four years. This is the second time that the Council is appointing an analyst for the women's team. The appointment will be looking to be finalized before the upcoming series against South Africa, beginning September 24 in Surat.