BCCI extends time limit for India coach candidates

Jonathan Hernandez
June 25, 2017

India captain Virat Kohli has deleted his tweet welcoming Anil Kumble's appointment as the national cricket team coach, further exposing the probable bitterness between the two. Kolhi stressed that he has vast respect for him as a cricketer and what the latter has doen for the nation.

The former coach also wanted 20 per cent of the annual retainership fees of the players to be linked as "variable pay", according to which that particular percentage will be paid to a player, given he successfully manages his fitness levels during the year.

In the wake of Anil Kumble's withdrawal from the race, the BCCI has chose to invite fresh applications to pick India's next head coach. There's no taking away that aspect of him at all.

"That is what the whole team believes in. The ICC has taken a decision which I think is a major gain for us, which is that the bilateral series is outside the ICC's ambit." he said. The Delhi dasher has publicly backed players such as Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin (his contemporaries and contenders for captaincy) and gone on record to say about their importance to the team and what they bring to the table. "For us, that is paramount and very sacred".

#2 - Kumble has always treated the players as kids, he use to scold the players when they need the most.

Kumble on Tuesday informed that Kohli had reservations about his work "style" and his extension as the head coach, which prompted him to resign. His point of view is out there and we respect that.

But the start of the series has been overshadowed by Kumble's resignation and the reasons he gave for the decision.

The source confirmed the 46-year-old Kumble, who was put in charge last June, chose to step down after the breakdown of his relationship with Kohli.

Although his contract had come to an end at the conclusion of the Champions Trophy tournament in London last Sunday, Kumble was retained for the forthcoming brief limited-overs tour of the West Indies. Indian team won handsomely through a year ago in all formats and Kohli, who had scored four Test double centuries (West Indies, Antigua; New Zealand, Indore; England, Mumbai; Bangladesh, Hyderabad) in four consecutive series should be given his due as well.

Meanwhile, the BCCI has now deputed its general manager, Dr M.V. Sridhar to supervise the team management for the West Indies tour.

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