On Tuesday, June 20th, Anil Kumble resigned as the coach of the Indian cricket team. The decision was taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) not to extend his one-year agreement and invited fresh applications for the post.
According to the reports, Kumble’s agreement as the head coach of the Indian cricket team ended on Tuesday after the ICC Champions Trophy and also he was not interested in an extending of his contract.
After resigning, the former Indian captain said in a statement on Twitter and wrote that “the captain had reservations with my ‘style’… In light of these ‘reservations’. I believe it is best I hand over this responsibility to whomever the CAC and BCCI deem fit.”
Earlier sources said to NDTV that captain Virat Kohli was “not ready to budge”, from his position on Kumble and that “coach-captain relationship was ‘irreparable.’
The BCCI said in a statement that “The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirms that Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of the head coach for the senior India men’s team.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, Anil Kumble has decided not to continue as the coach.”
The acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary wishes good luck to Anil Kumble “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.”
The situation had increased just prior to the ICC Champion Trophy with the BCCI issuing a press release, asking for the applications for the post of head coach for the Indian cricket team. The applicant who applied for the Indian men’s cricket head coach were, Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Dodda Ganesh and Lalchand Rajput.
For the new head coach of the Indian men’s cricket team will conduct the interviews for the job by a three-member BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).
The CAC held meetings with Kumble and also with Kohli to sort out the differences between the pairs. Skipper Kohli made it clear that his relationship with Kumble had reached a dead end. It was only the CAC which had picked Kumble as the coach last year.