It looks like Anil Kumble’s tenure as the head coach of India is coming to an ugly end. Reports of unrest in the dressing room coupled with the coach not being able to see Kohli on an eye to eye basis, has resulted in this unfortunate circumstance. But we need to look ahead, and it looks like the BCCI will not appoint an Indian coach. Due to a lack of applicants for the post, team India will most likely get a foreign coach.
A couple of weeks ago, the BCCI had invited applications for the post of the head coach of the Indian team. But an unsatisfactory number of applicants has landed BCCI in a sticky position.
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“Very surprisingly there haven’t been too many applications of repute and it could well be because of the scenario where they are wary because despite the team doing well, the players seem to be unhappy with Kumble. Moody could be a possible choice as he understands Indian Cricket having been a part of the IPL. Also Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member VVS Laxman has worked closely with Moody so he knows how the Austarlian functions,” a senior BCCI official told Cricketnext.
“You have to realise that the interest of the players cannot be overlooked and if the situation does arise where the players are not keen, to work with the current coach, then the CAC will pick a new coach. Sitting in India it is not possible for the COA to understand what exactly went wrong between Kumble and the players, but it is believed that the players are not happy with his authoritative nature. The CAC has been given the responsibility to look into all the areas and do what is best for Indian Cricket. The will work things out with CEO Rahul Johri,” a source close to the COA said.
The BCCI needs to be careful with their eventual choice, as the last time they appointed an Australian to coach India ended up in a complete fiasco. Let’s see what the future holds for team India.