Anil Kumble 'stays back' for ICC meeting

The CAC, which comprises of Dravid's former India teammates Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, chose to offer the two-year extension to the 44-year-old, after a successful stint with the junior side, that saw them reach the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup last year.

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid is set to be appointed as the head coach of India A and the under-19 team by virtue of an extension clause in his BCCI contract.

Kumble, who's contract ran out on Sunday, after India's heavy defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final, has been given an extension till the end of the West Indies tour, which gets underway on Friday. "That is why process (to call me applicants) was followed in Kumble's case", A BCCI official revealed to The Indian Express.

Following Ramchandra Guha's strong-worded letter to BCCI panel chairman Vinod Rai after the former's resignation, Dravid was nearly caught in the middle of a conflict-of-interest issue. However, with the contract allowing an extension, the CAC chose to extend Dravid's contract without calling for new applicants.

The two teams will play the first of the five ODIs in Port of Spain on June 23.

Pending a decison on coach, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made a decision to send the beleaguered coach to the West Indies. "There is chance that his appointment would come up at board special general body meeting".

The committee approved the two-year extension and everything will be official once Dravid's salary is decided.

Recently, there was a talk going around the legendary batsman due to the conflict of interest issue with the Lodha Committee recommendation. Earlier, Dravid used to draw more than four crores for his 10-month contract in the same role.

  • Julie Sanders