newscricket3 days ago

Kings XI Punjab appoint Anil Kumble as Director of Cricket Operations

India’s most successful Test bowler and former Indian coach Anil Kumble has taken over as KXIP’s new Director of Cricket Operations. The Punjab based franchise has never won an IPL despite coming close in the final of the 2014 edition and would like to make things right with Anil Kumble at the helm.
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newscricket4 days ago

IND vs SA | Home wins need to be lauded as much as away wins, believes Anil Kumble

Former Indian spinner Anil Kumble is of the opinion that home wins need to be celebrated as much as the away wins and should not be considered inferior. Kumble feels that victories at home are often taken for granted and expressed his happiness with the point system of the World Test Championships.
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newscricket12 days ago

Anil Kumble to replace Mike Hesson as KXIP's coach

Anil Kumble is in talks with Kings XI Punjab team for the coaching role after Mike Hesson parted ways with the franchise to take over Royal Challengers Bangalore director role. Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta, the main owners of the team, are likely to be part of the meeting with Kumble.
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newscricket21 days ago

Virat Kohli as captain was indeed responsible for India's World Cup loss, says Vinod Rai

CoA chief Vinod Rai has revealed that the blame of a major loss will be put on any team's captain and, as opposed to common belief, India skipper Virat Kohli was treated no differently as far as the World Cup semifinal loss is concerned. However, Rai believes captains shouldn't bear all the blame.
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newscricketa month ago

Selectors need to make a call soon on MS Dhoni’s future, reckons Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble stated that he is not certain whether Dhoni should continue to be in the set-up with the rise of Rishabh Pant but feels that a decision needs to be made soon to have time to prepare for the World T20. He also talked about Rohit Sharma as a Test opener and Ashwin’s inclusion in the team.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ravi Shastri is the right choice but he needs to justify it, believes Sourav Ganguly

While asserting that Ravi Shastri was the right man for the India head coach job, Sourav Ganguly added that the coach needs to justify it with some silverware. The former skipper also went on to say that the team, which is filled with stars, needs to figure out a way to win knockout games.
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newscricket2 months ago

Anil Kumble perfect candidate for chairman of selectors post, claims Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag has tipped Anil Kumble to be the perfect person to fill in the vacant post as chairman of selectors. The former India opener also revealed that he had no intention of applying for the position of head coach of the Indian team after missing out on the post to Ravi Shastri in 2017.
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newscricket2 months ago

Every profession has conflicts, says Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble has jumped to the defence of former India teammate Rahul Dravid who is under the spanner of BCCI ombudsman Justice DK Jain. The U-19 India coach has been issued a notice by the BCCI official citing 'conflict of interest' as he is NCA head and also holds a position at India cements.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC defends Kumar Dharmasena's decision to grant six runs for overthrow in World Cup Final

The ICC have publicly defended the controversial overthrow call made in the World Cup final, stating that the Umpires followed protocol while making the decision. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena had incorrectly signaled six overthrow runs in the final, which has since sparked debate and controversy.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | ICC lacks clarity about technical director Anil Kumble’s role in Euro T20 Slam

What has come as a great embarrassment for the ICC, the governing body of the sport has zero clarity about ICC Technical committee director Anil Kumble’s “advisor” role in Euro T20 Slam. Meanwhile, few BCCI officials have also claimed to have no idea whatsoever about the league, let alone Kumble.
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