BCCI announces Anil Kumble as Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team
BCCI announces appointment of Anil Kumble as Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team for an year.
Given to his immense knowledge and experience, the BCCI is confident that Mr. Kumble will take Indian cricket forward and contribute to its growth and success. The Board is confident that Mr. Kumble will meet the consistent high standards of professionalism set by the Indian team and fulfills the expectations of the followers of Indian Cricket.
India is set to host 13 Test matches, 8 ODIs & 3 T20Is in a mega home season (2016-17) and Mr. Kumble will play a major role in the collective objective of the Indian team to attain the top ranking in all three formats of the game.
Mr. Kumble’s first assignment will be the upcoming away series in the West Indies, where India will play four Test matches.
As part of the process for selecting the Head Coach, the Board received 57 applications, which were evaluated by the Cricket Advisory Committee comprising Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. VVS Laxman and Mr. Sourav Ganguly with Mr. Sanjay Jagdale, the Chief Co-Coordinator. The Committee conducted interviews with select shortlisted applicants and submitted a report/recommendation to the Honorary Secretary Mr. Ajay Shirke.