Team India coach Anil Kumble seems to have rubbed the BCCI by expressing his desire to participate in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy.
According to reports, BCCI officials have said Kumble, who is currently appointed as the coach of Indian cricket team, had no right to interfere in institutional issues. “It is the institution which decides, and not one individual. Kumble writing to the Board about his decision of wanting to play in the Champions Trophy was uncalled for. He had no business in doing this,” a senior BCCI member was quoted by Hindustan Times.
The tournament, which is scheduled to start from June 1st, has become a controversial affair with the defending champions India still undecided on whether it will take part in the tournament. Some top officials of the Indian cricket board have backed the move to boycott the ICC tournament to protest against ICC’s revised financial model which will reduce India’s share.
Apart from Kumble, Indian master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid has also said that India should play in the Champions Trophy. India has failed the April 25 deadline to send its squad for the tournament. Whether India will take part in the tournament may get decided on May 7 in a Special General Meeting in New Delhi.