Virat Kohli's 'strong reservations' about Anil Kumble leaves CAC in fix

Anil Kumble steps down as team India coach

Virat Kohli's 'strong reservations' about Anil Kumble leaves CAC in fix

During the official gathering that had lasted almost an hour and also saw BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, and general manager RV Sridhar in attendance, the skipper had voiced "strong reservations" regarding Kumble being handed the reins of the team in the future.

On Saturday, the eve of India's big clash against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final, the CAC with BCCI's acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, CEO Rahul Johri and General Manager (cricket) Dr MV Sridhar had a meeting with Kohli.

The news comes after Kumble recently re-applied for the position of the coach.

Despite Kohli's straight talk, CAC was likely to meet Kumble later in the day to test the waters. It seems the relationship is beyond the fix stage, at least from Kohli's side. "CAC will try and judge if a patch-up is possible", added the source.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might have given Anil Kumble an extention to continue as the head coach of the Indian cricket team until the end of the West Indies tour, but have there been ammends in the relationship between Virat Kohli and the coach?

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The Committee faces an awkward situation as it had been the one who had intially appointed Kumble past year as India's head coach. How does one remove him? A source is quoted in the report, saying, "To what extent should the captain have a say?"

The other candidates who are now in the fray to become the man-in-charge are former India opener Virender Sehwag and former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody. Also, can we have a situation where Kohli, no matter how successful and brilliant he is, gets complete charge?

The Committee is also grappling with the possibility of Kohli having some issues with the next head coach also.

Another issue that is giving some problems to CAC is the importance of the captain's opinion in deciding the coach for the team.

The report also mentions that Ravi Shastri's easy going approach is also being missed, although CAC is not expected to go back to him after ignoring him the last time.

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