The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of the head coach for the India team.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.
Acting Secretary of the BCCI Amitabh Choudhary said, “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 BCCI will continue to seek the assistance of the Cricket Advisory Committee in its search for a new Head Coach for the Senior India Men’s Cricket Team, said Amitabh Choudhary.
In the interim, the BCCI has deputed Dr. MV Sridhar, GM – Cricket Operations to supervise the Team Management for the West Indies tour.
Batting Coach Sanjay Bangar and Fielding Coach R Sridhar will continue their assignments and assist the Indian cricket team.
Kumble’s contract expired with the end of the Champions Trophy, however a top BCCI official had said Anil Kumble’s term as India coach will be extended until the end of the West Indies tour next month, but it could not materialize after Kumble’s relations with skipper Virat Kohli exacerbated.