Kumble resigns as Head Coach of Indian cricket team amid reports of rift with Kohli

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble
Former India captain Anil Kumble has resigned from the post of Head Coach of the Indian cricket team amid media reports of a rift between him and captain Virat Kohli.
"?The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) confirms that Mr Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of the Head Coach for the Senior India Men’s team," a brief statement from the BCCI said this evening.
"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," the statement added.
Kumble's decision came just two days after India's humiliating loss to Pakistan in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy tournament on sunday.
His one-year contact expired at the end of that tournament but the BCCI had given him the option to travel with the Indian team to the West Indies for the limited overs series beginning on Friday. But Kumble chose not to accompany the team and decided to stay back in London for the ICC Annual Conference, citing his commitments as the chairman of its Cricket Committee.
According to various accounts, the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and V V S Laxman, had conveyed to the Board that they had not been able to resolve the differences between Kumble and Kohli.
On May 25, before the start of the Champions Trophy tournament, the BCCI had invited applications from interested candidates for the position of Head Coach. Kumble was a direct entry for the process.


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