BCCI didn't consult Team India players while appointing Anil Kumble as coach: Reports

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New Delhi, June 26: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) didn't consult with the players while choosing Anil Kumble as Team India's head coach, reports say.

Anil Kumble was not BCCI's first choice for India coach

Days after it was reported that the BCCI had asked Team India's limited-overs' skipper Virat Kohli to chose between Anil Kumble and Ravi Shastri for new coach, reports now have it that no players were consulted over the same.

BCCI didn't consult Team India players while appointing Anil Kumble as coach: Reports

The decision was solely taken by the cricket advisory commitee members - Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and BCCI coordinator Sanjay Jagdale. They enjoyed full power to chose the new coach.

As per a TOI report, none of the national-team players gave their opinion on who should be selected for the 'hot seat'.

Sources were quoted by TOI as saying, there were several voices within the team who wanted either Kumble or Shastri.

(BCCI asks Virat Kohli to choose between Kumble, Shastri as India's next coach)

Sources also said that if the cricketers had been given a say in the matter, Shastri could have enjoyed a slight edge over the other applicants.

It seems Ravi Shastri's habit of speaking in favour of Virat Kohli and that he should take over as the captain of all formats didn't go down well with the board.

Furthermore, Shastri's wish to continue with the same support staff, if picked as a coach, might have also irked the establishment, said the report.

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