A lot of reports have being doing the rounds with respect to Anil Kumble’s position as the head coach of India. With the Team Director’s position being vacant and BCCI opting for a ECB type administrative structure, there was a lot of speculation about Kumble taking up the Team Director’s role and BCCI looking for a new candidate for the Head coach’s role. And whenever such speculation rises in the the media, Rahul Dravid seems to find his name reaching the helm of Indian Cricket.
After Anil Kumble was tipped to assume the responsibilities of the Team Director, it was assumed that one from the CAC(Cricket Advisory Committee) could be appointed as the head coach.
But the Supreme Court appointed Committee of advisors have gone ahead and cleared the air regarding the issue.
According to the CoA member, Diana Edulji there was no such development of Rahul Dravid replacing Anil Kumble as the coach.
Earlier this week a report in the New Indian Express reported that the BCCI was looking at radical changes in the administrative structure and were unsure if Anil Kumble would have the time to do justice to both roles. And hence they might have to look for other options to fill the other role
“We need to move ahead with the times, and that is why these structural changes are looked at. If it happens, Indian cricket will benefit, as one person will handle all the teams and there will be better coordination between all concerned. The plan is already in place, and there is a strong possibility that when new contracts are given out, these changes will be made,”
“It is too early to say whether Kumble will take up the role or not. Being the coach and team director (with new responsibility) is no easy thing as it needs a lot of dedicated time. The amount of cricket we play might burn him out. If he doesn’t, we need the back-up as we can’t let the team getting affected, particularly with the Champions Trophy coming up,”
The advisory committee comprising of Dravid, Ganguly and Tendulkar would also get dissolved and they will be more directly involved in the operational aspects of the Indian Cricket team.
With the previous generation of cricketers guiding the present generation, Indian Cricket looks to be in very safe hands