India will have coach before SL tour: BCCI acting president

India will have coach before SL tour: BCCI acting president

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India will have a new coach before the tour of Sri Lanka next month, the BCCI said today while conceding that it failed to resolve the differences between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli."Team India will get his new head coach before the tour to Sri Lanka. The assignment of the new head coach will be till the next World Cup to be held in June 2019 in England," said BCCI acting president CK Khanna.Another top BCCI official, Rajeev Shukla, said all possible efforts were made to sort out the issues between the captain and the coach."BCCI tried its level best to resolve the issue.

The acting secretary, the CEO, they discussed the matter with Kumble and Kohli in great detail, the board consulted the Chairman of the COA (Vinod Rai) also," Shukla told reporters."They tried to resolve the issues but eventually no outcome could be found out and Kumble decided to move on," he said.Kumble, in his statement, said that Kohli had reservations about his coaching style and their partnership was untenable."BCCI wishes Kumble best for the future.

Meanwhile, BCCI has decided to search further for the coach. Before the Sri Lanka tour, the coach will be appointed and it will be the best coach for India," said Shukla.When asked whether Virat Kohli was the only one who objected to Kumble as the coach, he said: "All these are speculations."As I said, sometimes there are differences of opinion and BCCI ...

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