Cricket Advisory Committee backs Anil Kumble to continue as coach, further discussions with Virat Kohli and BCCI

first_imgThe Cricket Advisory Committee  (CAC) has backed the continuation of Anil Kumble as coach of the Indian team.The CAC – Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman – met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri in London Thursday evening shortly after India’s match vs Sri Lanka.WATCH VIDEOIndia Today can confirm that the advisory committee which appointed Kumble as coach for  12-month period in 2016 firmly backs him to continue. Kumble’s current contract expires on June 20, two days after the Champions Trophy ends .Five other candidates – Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus, Lalchand Rajput and Dodda Ganesh – were also shortlisted for an interview for the position of India coach.Kumble re – applied despite the BCCI’S directive stating he would get a direct entry into the pool.The advisory committee will hold further discussions with skipper Virat Kohli and the Indian board .Kohli was reportedly not happy with Kumble’s intimidating approach in the dressing-room but the India skipper dismissed any reports of rifts and said it was mere speculation.It also emerges that Sehwag is the second best choice to take over as the new coach.India are currently in the middle of their Champions Trophy campaign. The defending champions won their opening match against Pakistan by 124 runs on Sunday before going down to a a spirited Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the second game at The Oval on Thursday.last_img read more