Anil Kumble has reportedly stepped down as the coach of the Indian cricket team. Earlier in the day, Kumble decided to stay back in London to attend an ICC meet instead of travelling with the team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies.
Kumble is a part of ICC’s cricket committee. He has reportedly sent his resignation to BCCI CEO.
Notably, this comes after reports of some players not being happy with the methods used by Anil Kumble.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decision to not renew the one-year long contract of Anil Kumble as the coach and inviting fresh applications also stoked up the ember.
Meanwhile, former India batsman, Virender Sehwag, has also applied for the position of the head coach of the Indian team currently in England to defend their Champions Trophy title.
Speaking to Times Now, former cricketer Atul Wassan, said that unless Kumble hasn’t made up his mind about not continuing, Sehwag wouldn’t have applied for the coveted role.
“The cricketers from the same generation respect each other and Sehwag wouldn’t have applied for the coach until or unless he had been sure about Kumble not willing to continue,” said Wassan.