NEW DELHI: The Lodha committee came down heavily on the Indian cricket board for re-doing the coach appointment process and undermining Anil Kumble, the current coach of the Indian team. The committee also said that BCCI could have given him an automatic extension after seeing his good work in the last one year.
“It’s extremely peculiar that administrators, who have to comply with the Supreme Court judgment, can disobey and continue in office while insisting that a silly little contract they have come up with has to be adhered to by coaches and cricketers. Clearly a different law applies for the lawless,” Gopal Sankaranarayanan, secretary of the Lodha Committee, told TOI on Saturday.
“Kumble does not deserve this kind of treatment. This isn’t the right way to treat your national coach. One year coaching tenure is a ludicrous thing to do. For a national coach, year-to-year appointment isn’t the way forward. Who will come for a one year tenure,” Sankaranarayanan asked.