Kumble-Kohli squabble should have been handled properly – Sourav Ganguly

Written by Prince Chandran
June 28, 2017  

Sourav Ganguly, Former Indian captain said on Tuesday that the differences between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble that came to light after the loss in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 finals should have been handled in a mature manner.

Sourav Ganguly who is one of the member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which has been assigned the task of deciding who the next Team India Coach will be, said “the matter between Kumble and Kohli should have been handled a lot better, by whoever in charge. It was not handled properly.”

The whole saga of appointment of Team India Coach took another twist as Ravi Shastri, the former team director also decided to apply for the position. Shastri who also applied last year along with Kumble for the position has openly blamed Ganguly for favouring Kumble over him and convincing the other members of CAC, Sachin Tendulakar and VVS Laxman.

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“Everybody has got the right to apply. We will find out. I can also apply provided I’m not an administrator,” Ganguly said.

Ganguly, the President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) was named one of the member in seven-member committee lead by IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla to identify the “few critical points” in the implementation of Supreme Court order.

“We will have to listen to committee of administrators. I’m not exactly sure what will happen but I will find out,” said Ganguly, who is the only cricketer in the panel.

Meanwhile, the CAB will have an emergent meeting on July 1 to discuss the way forward with the Lodha reforms.

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“We did not have SGM last year. Till the reforms are done it won’t happen. We have informed the members of the meeting to discuss what’s the way forward,” Ganguly added.


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