Attention now on reports of manager in the last 12 months

In the circumstances, the manager’s report of all the series from the time Kumble was appointed Head Coach would offer hints at Kohli’s supposed antipathy towards him.

The Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) is finding ways to get to the nub of the issue in order to find out if Kohli had genuine reasons at all to dictate terms to the powers that be in the BCCI.    -  AFP

With the cricketing fraternity in general unable to figure out the reasons that would have  caused India captain Virat Kohli to take a defiant stand against the continuation of Anil Kumble as Head Coach of the Indian team, the BCCI and the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) are finding ways to get to the nub of the issue in order to find out if Kohli had genuine reasons at all to dictate terms to the powers that be in the BCCI. 

What’s not known is if Kumble has been spoken to by the CoA.  It was Vinod Rai who had asked Kumble to outline a blue print for the functioning of the senior team and its salary structure and hence there is speculation that the two would have been in touch. In fact Rai was in Birmingham for the first league match between India and Pakistan.

Many board members believe that  BCCI’s  acting Secretary, Amitabh Choudhary, CEO Rahul Johri and General Manager, Cricket Operations, M. V. Sridhar who have been in England for too long a time are privy to all information and so would have been the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S.Laxman.

On his part, Kumble has said "it was untenable’’ to continue after the meeting in which Kohli and the three BCCI officials were present. A periodical on Wednesday went to the extent of saying Kohli may have quit as captain, if the BCCI had persisted with Kumble.  

In the circumstances, the  manager’s report of all the series from the time Kumble was appointed Head Coach would offer hints at Kohli’s supposed antipathy towards him. People in constant touch with the unpleasant developments said that the BCCI President C.K. Khanna has asked  CEO Johri to circulate copies of the manager’s report of the last 12 months to be given to the CoA.

It is at the behest of the CoA that Johri has asked Kapil Malhotra to send his report incorporating all aspects of the Champions Trophy at the earliest.  Khanna denied having sent such a request to Johri though.  

It’s also learnt that a senior office bearer of the BCCI may have objected the manager’s reports (of the last 12 months) to be shared with the CoA, but a seasoned BCCI official said: "The CoA is supervising the activities of the BCCI and they have every right to find out if the manager of Indian  team has anything to say about Kohli and Kumble.’’

Generally BCCI officials  prefer to remain reticent; they don’t like to state anything on record. It was not surprising when a handful of  BCCI officials told Sportstar: "The  BCCI is weak now. A strong President would would not have allowed matters to go out of control. The three officials who were in London could not do anything.  Is there a need to invite fresh applications when there are others who have responded to the advertisement ? ‘’