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Anil Kumble gets backing of Sachin-led Cricket Advisory Committee

Anil Kumble gets backing of Sachin-led Cricket Advisory Committee
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The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman is set to have an internal meeting in London on Thursday with all three wanting Anil Kumble to continue as the chief coach of the Indian team.

London: The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman is set to have an internal meeting in London on Thursday with all three wanting Anil Kumble to continue as the chief coach of the Indian team.

It is learnt that trio of Ganguly, Laxman and Tendulkar, who had roped in Kumble in place of Ravi Shastri, are not too keen on replacing the legendary leg-spinner.Save one office-bearer, who is believed to be close to former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Narayanswami Srinivasan and is a staunch Kumble critic, the others are against setting a precedent where virtually the Indian captain decides on who will be the coach of the side.

It is learnt that CAC members will decide whether there is any need to conduct interviews or straightaway renew Kumble’s contract.

"Whether it is Anil Kumble retained or anyone else roped in, whoever gets the job will be given a contract till 2019 World Cup," acting BCCI president CK Khanna said.

The news of skipper Virat Kohli’s alleged difference with Kumble has been making rounds for some time now. apply for the post.

It’s a Catch-22 situation for CAC members," a BCCI official present in London said. The magnitude of problem according to BCCI insiders has been blown out of proportion.

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