According to latest updates, Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble has stepped down and quit as Team India cricket coach after the unexpected defeat from Pakistan in the recently held Champions Trophy 2017.
Former Indian spinner and captain was not found traveling with the team to West Indies where the men in Blue are scheduled to play five ODIs and a T20I.
“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,” Mr. Amitabh Choudhary, acting secretary of the Indian cricket board said in the release.
The official reason cited for Kumble not travelling with the team is his role as chairman of Cricket Committee in-charge of taking calls on laws and regulations of the game. The ICC Annual Conference started on Monday and will continue through June 23. Kumble’s Cricket Committee meeting will be held on June 22.
“Today was the last day of Anil Kumble’s contract and he does not want to continue further as Indian team’s coach,” said news agency ANI.
Now that Anil Kumble is out of the race, it is yet to be seen who the next team lead will be where BCCI will pick the best among the following expected names; Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput, Doda Ganesh and Richard Pybus. All we can do is wait and watch!