Anil Kumble steps down as Indian Cricket team head coach
New Delhi: Amid the Kumble-Kohli rift doing rounds, former cricketer Anil Kumble on Tuesday stepped down as Indian Cricket team head coach.
Jumbo's contract expired on Tuesday and he preferred not to extend his contract.
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirms that Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of the Head Coach for the Senior India Men s team," said the BCCI in a statement.
"While the Cricket Advisory Committee had endorsed an extension to his tenure as Head Coach, Anil Kumble has decided not to continue as the coach," read the statement further.
There were reports of a rift between skipper Virat Kohli and Kumble which prompted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to advertise for the post of head coach just before the team landed in England for the Champions Trophy.
According to the reports, day before the final on June 17, Kohli met the legends–Sachin, Sourav, Laxman and had said that differences with Kumble are beyond repair.
Earlier, in the day, Anil Kumble did not accompany Indian team to the West Indies for the limited overs series, beginning June 23.
Virat Kohli led Indian team will play five ODIs and a T20 in the Caribbean.