OOP Digital Desk: The dust is yet to settle on India’s crushing defeat in the hands of arch-rival Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final on 18 June but the skeletons have already begun to tumble out of the Indian team’s locker room.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has reportedly informed the BCCI’s cricket advisory committee (CAC) that he doesn’t want Anil Kumble to continue as head coach of the team. Some sections of the media have even reported that Kohli has threatened to step down as captain if Kumble is reappointed in the same capacity.
Kumble was appointed as head coach on a recommendation from the CAC that comprises former cricketers VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar, and Saurav Ganguly.
Kohli’s opinion proves that his relationship with Kumble has reached its nadir. But according to reports, the CAC is not very keen to oust Kumble because the team has really played well during his term. Kohli had already spelt out his thoughts before the CAC when the Champions Trophy final was being played at The Oval, London.
It has been learnt that at least 10 cricketers of the national team don’t want Kumble to continue.
As things stand now, Kumble will accompany the team to its ODI tour of West Indies beginning 23 June. This, however, is likely to be Kumble’s last assignment as a coach. His one-year contract with the BCCI ended with the Champions Trophy.
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