Indian coach Anil Kumble has stepped down as the head coach in the aftermath of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Kumble decided to stayA�back in London to attend an ICC meeting; instead of travelling with the team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies.A�Kumble is a part of ICC’s cricket committee.
Kumble’s Rift with Kohli Likely Led to Decision
It was being widely perceived in the BCCI that after a meeting between India captain Virat Kohli and Cricket Advisory Committee; comprising – Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman; the skipper made it clear that his relationship with the coach has reached a dead end.
During the entire Champions Trophy, there was hardly any communication between the two during the practice session; with chief coach mostly keeping to himself or giving some practice to the bowlers.
India have enjoyed a stellar run under Kumble and lost only 3 matches under his watch which included the 1 T20 against West Indies; and 2 matches in the Champions Trophy against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
The Virat Kohli-led team became the number 1 Test team under the former leggie but owing to the uneasiness of the players under the coach the BCCI had to make a final call.
If it is true that @anilkumble1074 has stepped down as coach, Indian cricket has let itself lose an outstanding resource.
a�� Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 20 June 2017
The BCCI has not yet named any replacement and Sanjay Bangar may take charge of the team on an interim basis. Former Indian player Virender Sehwag, has alsoA�applied for the positionA�of the head coach of the Indian team.
Other candidates include the Australian Tom Moody, Englishman Richard Pybus; former Indian fast bowler DoddaA�Ganesh and former India A coach Lalchand Rajput.
India will play five one-day internationals in the Caribbean starting June 23; with a Twenty20 international wrapping up the trip on July 9.
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