Kumble’s action may land him in trouble with BCCI officials

Kumble’s action may land him in trouble with BCCI officials

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India cricket team coach Anil Kumble with skipper Virat Kohli. File Pic

Internet Desk: Team India coach Anil Kumble has landed himself with trouble for writing to the Committee of Administrators (COA) , requesting them that his team is keen to participate in the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England. With just 48 hours to go before the board members sit among themselves in the Special General Meeting to decide on the Indian team’s participation in Champions Trophy, Kumble’s letter to the COA has caught the BCCI members on the wrong foot.

According to reports, Team India Head Coach had requested the BCCI headed by the Supreme Court appointed COA to look into the matter so that they can travel to England to defend the title.

The ongoing tussle between BCCI and ICC has threatened India’s participation in the Champions Trophy. But with pressures from all corners has led the board members to not take a drastic action unless something extra-ordinary takes place at the meeting on Sunday.

Legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have coe forward to share their views. Both wanted to see India’s participation in the tournament.

Kumble’s letter has reportedly irked BCCI board members. According to a top official of BCCI, “It is the institution which decides, and not one individual. Kumble writing to the Board about his decision of wanting to play in the Champions Trophy was uncalled for. He had no business in doing this,”

Some of the top officials of the BCCI are willing to boycott the eight-team tournament, starting on June 1, in protest against the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) decision to revise its revenue-sharing and governance model that is going to massively reduce India’s share.

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