With Ravi Shastri’s tenure as the head coach of the Indian cricket team set to end after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, the governing body of Indian cricket, BCCI, is looking for his successor. Earlier, it was reported that Anil Kumble was leading the race but it has now emerged that Jumbo is not interested to replace Shastri. The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wanted Kumble to return as the head coach. But, a report has now claimed that neither is Kumble is keen to coach the national team nor BCCI officials 9 barring Sourav) are looking to bring Kumble back.
“Well, neither Anil Kumble wants to return, nor the BCCI officials, other than President Sourav Ganguly, are too interested in him. The Board is looking for a foreign coach now. Kumble knows that he will have to face the same old team members (Virat Kohli and others in the team), nothing new, then why would he return? And moreover, Dada (Ganguly) has recommended his name, but other officials expressed their disagreement on it,” a highly-placed source was quoted as saying by IANS.
The officials of the board are not impressed with Kumble’s track record as Punjab Kings’ head coach.
“VVS Laxman also will not be able to get the post. However, there’s still a month left, so let’s see what comes or some change of minds! Also, look at Kumble’s record as a coach, it is not that impressive. See what is happening with Kings Punjab in IPL,” the source further told the news agency.