CAC prompted an extension while Kumble resigned: BCCI

CAC prompted an extension while Kumble resigned: BCCI

"Indian cricket needs his continued contribution in various capacities and wishes him all the best in his future endeavour,” BCCI.

Anil Kumble Indian
Indian cricket team head coach Anil Kumble. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

It turned out to be another eventful day in India cricket as earlier in the day Virat Kohli & Co. flew on their own to the West Indies where they are supposed to be playing a series in 3 days time. Anil Kumble didn’t join the team as it was reported that he stayed back to attend an ICC meeting. But by the end of the day reports and confirmation came that he had stepped down from the position.

An hour after the news emerged BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary confirmed that Kumble no longer wishes to continue in the capacity of the coach. He also stated that the Cricket Advisory Committee that has been handed the responsibility of appointing the coach of the team was in clear favour of Kumble getting an extension.

BCCI official statement

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) confirms that Mr Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of the Head Coach for the Senior India Men’s team.

While the Cricket Advisory Committee had endorsed an extension to his tenure as Head Coach, Mr Anil Kumble has decided not to continue as the coach.

Mr. Amitabh Choudhary, Acting Secretary of the BCCI, said “We wish to place on record our sincere appreciation for the immense contribution by Anil Kumble to the team which enabled India to attain the No.1 Test position. Indian cricket needs his continued contribution in various capacities and wishes him all the best in his future endeavour.”

Meanwhile MV Sridhar who is the General Manager of Cricket Operations of the BCCI has been handed over the responsibility of looking after the team management for the West Indies tour. Batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar will continue in their current capacity for the tour.