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BCCI is following due process, says Virat Kohli on Kumble's contract

As BCCI invites fresh application for chief coach's post

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Team India head coach Anil Kumble with skipper Virat Kohli during the preparatory camp ahead of West Indies tour at National Cricket Academy ground in Bengaluru. (File Photo)
Team India head coach Anil Kumble with skipper Virat Kohli during the preparatory camp ahead of West Indies tour at National Cricket Academy ground in Bengaluru. (File Photo)

India captain said that is only following a due process by inviting fresh application for chief coach's post with Anil Kumble's expiring at the end of

Under Kumble, India has won 12 out of the 17 Test matches last season and the timing of BCCI's move is being perceived by many as a reminder to former India captain that he won't get an automatic extension.


"The process has been followed every single time the similar way and for the past so many years is what I know. Even the last time, the post was up for a change, the same procedure was applied. And the term is one year, obviously, the procedure is being followed in the same manner," Kohli said when asked about Kumble's

"So I don't see anything very different from what has happened in the past. And that's something that the board has obviously recognised. And they want to follow the same patterns.

"So, yeah, I literally don't have any more information on it because there is a committee that takes those decisions, and they're following the same pattern that's been followed in the past as well," the skipper remained guarded in his response.

However asked specifically about Anil Kumble's contribution, Kohli said that when a team does well, it is due to the equal contribution from all and sundry.

"Obviously, when you have results come your way, the contribution is from every part of the team. It's not from a single source, to say the least. Everyone works hard equally, if not more than the other person," the skipper said.

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