Kohli-Kumble episode should have been handled better - Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said that the differences between former coach Anil Kumble and captain Virat Kohli had not been handled properly. Ganguly is a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that is tasked by the BCCI with identifying India's new coach, and had zeroed in on Kumble last year. The CAC, it is understood, was also entrusted with the responsibility of breaking the impasse between Kohli and Kumble, but after discussions with Kohli, it reported to the board that the relationship was beyond repair.

"The matter between Kumble and Kohli should have been handled a lot better, by whoever in charge. It was not handled properly," Ganguly told reporters in Kolkata on Tuesday.

On Sunday, during the state associations' meeting with the BCCI's Committee of Administrators, Ganguly disagreed that the CAC was undermined by the Kumble-Kohli episode. He had then pithily spelt out what kind of coach the committee was looking for: "[The one] who can win cricket matches."

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