No auto extension for Kumble as BCCI invites applications

BCCI are looking for a new head coach for the Indian cricket team after Anil Kumble’s tenure comes to an end.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has started hunt for a new coach for the Indian cricket team. Anil Kumble, who had a successful year-long stint with Virat Kohli’s team will finish at the end of the ICC Champions Trophy in UK in June.

The BCCI has invited applications from candidates for the head coach’s position. Kumble will be a direct entry. Interestingly, Kumble has not got an automatic extension. Most successful coaches around the world get extensions after good stints with the national team.

Anil Kumble had a terrific time with the Indian cricket team. In 17 Tests, Anil Kumble saw India winning a dozen drawing four and losing just one against Australia. India even retained their №1 Test ranking.

Interested candidates can apply by May 31st and will be interviewed by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.

“To ensure a fair and completely transparent process, a nominee of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) will oversee the entire process along with the Cricket Advisory Committee,” the BCCI release stated.

BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said that board is happy with Kumble’s performance but they are trying to follow a due procedure.

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