With BCCI inviting applications for Indian cricket team Coach position even before the start of ICC Champions Trophy, has raised huge ripples across the cricketing circles. Irrespective of the fact that Anil Kumble’s contract to end by June 30th,2017, this declaration brought out huge set of questions on the rift raising between the present Indian team Coach Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli. It is observed that young Indian team has raised huge list of points against Anil Kumble’s restrictions and disciplinary instincts against players. Also, Virat Kohli seems to be interested to rope in Ravi Shastri as Coach instead of Anil Kumble. Despite of all these complaints, it is under Anil Kumble coaching Indian team stood as a number one team in tests and stood in top three in one day international ranking too. He played very crucial role in bringing discipline in players conduct in the field and off the field and focus on the game.
In a process of digging reasons behind this conflict, the members of Committee of Administrators (COA), which include Ganguly, Sachin and VVS Lakshman, have spoken to the team members and Kumble on this issue. In fact, it is these three men who felt Anil Kumble would be the best person to coach Indian team. Finally, after a series of discussions COA committee has decided to continue Anil Kumble as the Coach till the West indies tour which is supposed to happen immediately after the ICC Champions trophy.