Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble rift: Team managers’ report on BCCI-COA agenda on June 24 meeting

first_imgThe Supreme Court appointed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)-Committee of Administrators (COA) have convened a meeting this Saturday afternoon.A point of interest on the agenda will be the manager’s report sought from all the three administrative managers with the Indian team in the past year while Anil Kumble was the coach.The Vinod Rai-led COA were in the dark about the captain-coach rift up until the IPL final when they met Kohli and Kumble seperately over payment review discussions.It later came to light from BCCI insiders that Kohli found the coach’s methods ‘overbearing’. Anil Kumble quit after the Champions trophy calling their relationship ‘untenable’.  But the BCCI office bearers sitting on the rift through the Australian tour has raised suspicions if some members of the board fuelled the feud to facilitate Kumble’s ouster. It’s also learnt that there is some resistance to make all the three manager’s reports available to the COA.Maharashtra Cricket Association’s Riyaz Bagwan was the manager for India’s tour of West Indies of 2016 where Kumble began his coaching reign. Gujarat Cricket Association’s Anil Patel was with the team through the long home Test season, mid way through which things began to go wrong between the duo.India Today had reported earlier how Patel was marginalized and was not a part of selection meetings on tour as per the norm. CCI’s Kapil Malhotra subsequently replaced Patel and was the manger in England for the Champions trophy.He too has been asked to table his report for the meeting.advertisementlast_img

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