Anil Kumble has stepped down as the coach of the Indian team. However, there has been no confirmation from the BCCI or Kumble yet.
Kumble’s contract as the head coach of the Indian team ended on Tuesday after the ICC Champions Trophy and it is understood that he was not interested in an extension.
According to reports, a BCCI official said that CEO Rahul Johri had offered Kumble a small extension but he said no to it.
“BCCI CEO Rahul Johri had offered Kumble a two-week extension till the time there could have more clarity in the matter, but he refused to take it,” said the source.
It has also been learnt that India skipper Virat Kohli was “not ready to budge”, from his position on Kumble and that “coach-captain relationship was ‘irreparable’.”
Last month, the BCCI had invited applications for a new coach. The task of selecting the new coach was given to the three-member Cricket Advisory Commitee, comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.
Kumble, who was appointed as the head coach last year, has had a good run. Under his guidance, India won 10 out of the 13 home Tests with two draws and a single defeat. India also won a Test series comprehensively in the West Indies. Under Kumble, India also won the ODI series against New Zealand and the limited-overs series against England.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com