CAC fails to broker peace between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble

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CAC fails to broker peace between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble

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The Cricket Advisory Committee met Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday to resolve the differences between him and coach Anil Kumble. However, according to reports, Kohli did not budge and maintained his reservations on Kumble that have put the CAC in a fix over the appointment of the new coach.

The BCCI appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman met Virat Kohli in London on Saturday along with BCCI's acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, CEO Rahul Johri and General Manager (Cricket) Dr MV Sridhar to resolve the issues between the Indian skipper and coach Anil Kumble.

However, even after the hour-long meeting, the CAC were not able to broker peace between the duo as the Indian skipper continued to maintain strong reservations about Kumble. 

"Kohli is very clear about where he stands vis-a-vis Kumble. It seems the relationship is beyond the repair stage, at least from Kohli's side. However, the CAC will now meet Kumble and see if a patch-up is possible," a source told The Telegraph.

The CAC avoided interviewing Kumble owing to his dazzling record and decided that the former leg-spinner continues as the coach for the upcoming tour of West Indies, earlier this month. However, after meeting Kohli the committee might start interviewing the candidates who have applied for the post which includes former Indian opener Virender Sehwag.

The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) is in favour of Kumble travelling to the Carribean with the team. However, the situation still remains unclear with rumours of Ravi Shastri being given a chance for the post doing rounds, even though the former team India director has not applied for the position. 

The CAC will meet Anil Kumble today in London to discuss the issue. "Kumble's track record as head coach is almost without a blemish. How does one remove him? On what grounds? "To what extent should the captain have a say? Also, can we have a situation where Kohli, no matter how successful and brilliant he is, gets complete charge? Big questions need to be settled," the source added.

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