This comes as a surprise but there are chances that Team India’s head coach Anil Kumble might get a different role altogether. Kumble might be deemed fit for a new job for the team, as the Team Director instead of his current role. Kumble has been with the side for almost a year now, the side has shown an immense amount of progress under him. But, according to the Supreme Court’s recently appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) the hierarchy in coaching is about to get a makeover.
A hierarchy similar to England and Wales Cricket Board is on cards due to which Kumble will be removed from his current position in the team. According to a leading news publishing website, “We need to move ahead with the times and that is why these structural changes are looked at. If it happens, Indian cricket will benefit, as one person will handle all the teams and there will be better coordination between all concerned. The plan is already in place and there is a strong possibility that when new contracts are given out, these changes will be made.”
Kumble was recently in news over storming into match referee Chris Broad’s room soon after the ‘brain fade’ incident which has been the major reason for the tussle between BCCI and Cricket Australia. This might mean that former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid is likely to replace him as head coach, the post which was originally offered to him before he turned it down.
However, there is no certainty over the change in hierarchy as the source further added, “It actually quite early to speak about this situation. Being both the coach and team director is indeed a hectic job and needs immense dedication. And with the schedule we have he is likely to get exhausted. Thus we need a back-up option, particularly with the Champions Trophy being round the corner.”