Team India leaves for West Indies, Kumble stays back for ICC meet

Ross Houston
June 20, 2017

However, as per a BCCI source, Dravid will to leave his Indian Premier League (IPL) contract.

The CAC, comprising former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, has said that they don't have a problem with Dravid being given an extension and that it is now up to the BCCI to decide financial aspect.

There were rumours of fresh interviews being conducted for the head coach of India's men's team, however, it has been clarified that no such process will be followed in Dravid's tenure extension.

"Anil Kumble didn't accompany Indian team to West Indies today, will join the team after attending ICC meeting in London", ANI quoted a BCCI official.

Dravid had been embroiled in a conflict of interest controversy after former Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Ramchandra Guha's lengthy letter to the CoA chief Vinod Rai. Dravid's 10-month contract had expired on 31 March, 2017.

"Kumble's track record as head coach is nearly without a blemish".

Dravid had responded to the allegation by asking for more clarity on the issue. Reports suggest that CAC played a role in Dravid's extension as well.

Earlier on Monday (June 19), reports claimed that Kohli has conveyed "strong reservations" over Kumble continuing as coach to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) appointed by the the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Extension of both Kumble and Dravid's contracts seems likely now.

The Indian u-19 team is set to tour England later in July, wherein, the they are scheduled to play two tests and five ODIs against the England under-19 team. The man has an in-depth understanding of the game and his mentorship has proven to make the careers of some dependable worldwide performers like KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane and Hardik Pandya.

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