Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman ‘endorsed’ Anil Kumble’s India coach contract extension

With Anil Kumble now out of the picture, it remains to be seen who between Virender Sehwag, Dodda Ganesh, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput will be picked for the vacant coach post.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 21, 2017 1:03 am
Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Cricket Advisory Committee, BCCI, India coach Anil Kumble’s contract was up for renewal but the former India skipper has withdrawn his name.

The Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, endorsed for Anil Kumble’s extension as Indian cricket team’s head coach, the Board of Control for Cricket in India stated in a release. Former India skipper Kumble resigned from his post on Tuesday and won’t be travelling with the team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies, which begins on June 23, 2017. The Virat Kohli-led unit left this morning from London but Kumble stayed back for an ICC meeting.

There were plenty of reports around Virat Kohli’s alleged rift with Kumble. While the Indian skipper denied these allegations during one of the pressers at recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2017, sources informed The Indian Express that all was not well in the Indian camp.

With Kumble now out of the picture, it remains to be seen who between Virender Sehwag, Dodda Ganesh, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput will be picked for the vacant coach post. Meanwhile, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary congratulated Kumble for his stint with the team and wished him luck for future.

“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,” Amitabh Choudhary was quoted as saying by the Indian cricket board’s release on Tuesday.

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  1. R
    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:14 am
    Under protest these 3 should resigns but they won't : Because of Paisa not the Self Respect
    1. A
      Jun 21, 2017 at 3:16 am
      Aamir Khan should be the Cricket coach.Any coments ?
      1. K
        kulaputra kulaputra
        Jun 21, 2017 at 6:13 am
        In Lagaan II ? He will then understand what Anil is going through.
      2. R
        Rakesh Goel
        Jun 21, 2017 at 2:13 am
        Hardly a sport play it for entyertainment. Not known globally as a sport. Let India invest her resources in real sports and become a sports superpower as well. Cricket is an addition to pull the youth away from genuine sports. U.S. also plays baseball but they do not spend all their resources on this they prepare for Olympics to stay a genuine sports superpower.
        1. B
          Jun 21, 2017 at 4:44 am
          Well said. Only problem is that stardom of cricket lures youth into this game big time and they don't try anything else - And paybacks are hefty once you get into the top circuit. We should learn from a small country like New Zealand which is pre-dominantly a Rugby nation but people have a lot of other options to follow the sport they like specially water sports. Here in India very few options available to under privileged.
        2. A
          An Observer
          Jun 21, 2017 at 1:36 am
          Kumble is an honest and hardworking man. Kohli is an arrogant as hol . He must be sent back to local teams. He has not capability of being a captain of the team. To me he seems to be very dishonest and irresponsible.
          1. M
            Jun 21, 2017 at 1:01 am
            People are such disrespecting!! People praising kumble for recent wins is like praising FANS for every century Sachin made. Agreed, he supported well but it was the EFFORT of Indian TEAM that got us those wins and people should appreciate that!!
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