Anil Kumble is a well-known Indian cricketer, who has now been appointed at the Indian cricket team’s head coach. Kumble has received a contract for one year.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India selected Kumble out of a pool of qualified applicants, including Ravi Shastri, and Australian coaches, Stuart Law, and Tom Moody. There were 57 applications received for the position of head coach, out of which, 10 applicants were invited for interviews. Included in those who made the selection were Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, and Sourav Ganguly, who had all played at the same time as Kumble.
Anurag Thakur, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, said: “After doing discussions with various stakeholders we have selected Anil Kumble for a period of one year.”
In a statement issued by the Board of Control for Cricket in India, it was noted: “Given to his immense knowledge and experience, the BCCI is confident that Mr Kumble will take Indian cricket forward and contribute to its growth and success. The Board is confident that Mr Kumble will meet the consistent high standards of professionalism set by the Indian team and fulfill the expectations of the followers of Indian Cricket.”
Kumble has been hired ahead of a four-Test series. The series will be played away in the West Indies.
More About Anil Kumble
Kumble was a former Test captain, and leg-spinner of note. During the time in which Kumbole played in 132 Tests for India, he took 619 wickets. In his 271 One Day Internationals, he took 337 wickets. The 45-year-old former player is India’s highest wicket taker.
Kumble sits on the International Cricket Council’s Cricket Committee. He holds the position of chairman, and has just had his tenure extended until 2018.