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It's not about me or Shastri, it's about the players: Kumble

Graciously skirting the controversy surrounding the snub Ravi Shastri received during his job interview, the newly-appointed Indian coach Anil Kumble on Wednesday said it's the players who are the most significant part of the system and no one else.

Sourav Ganguly, one of the three members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), had absented himself when Shastri appeared for the interview, leaving the former Team India Director miffed.

Kumble, speaking to media after taking charge as the India coach, said neither he nor Shastri or any other official is as important as the players.

"I was the first one to call Ravi after chosen as the head coach. He did a wonderful job with the Indian team. And it's not about Ravi or me or anyone else. It's about the players, it's about the team," Kumble said during his first press conference as Team India coach.

"From my point of view, we all want Indian team to do well, and perform at its best. We all believe that India team has the potential to dominate all three formats. He was part of this journey and (now) I am part of this journey. That's all what I have to say. He congratulated me and I told him we have a fantastic team.

"It could be somebody else tomorrow. I am not permanent here in this role. I have an opportunity to make a difference and I have an opportunity to be part of a journey. I am privileged and honoured to be part of this journey," he said.

After being overlooked for the job, Shastri had slammed Ganguly, claiming the former India captain was disrespectful to him and the job he was entrusted with.

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/its-not-about-me-or-ravi-shastri-its-about-the-players-anil-kumble-west-indies-india/20160629.htm

 

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Anil Kumble's coaching goals: I want bowlers to believe that they're leaders

Bengaluru: Presenting a fair idea of his leadership style in the role of India coach, Anil Kumble on Wednesday said he will try to inculcate self belief in his bowlers as he wants them to develop as leaders.

Kumble, himself an inspiring figure in his playing days, on Wednesday had his first interaction with the players after taking over as chief coach as the training camp for the West Indies tour began at Bengaluru.

"I will try and observe how the team is shaping up and at this point in time, I would like to look at the bowlers. That is something I am looking at...get closer to the bowlers and understand what their needs are and then probably looking at bringing in a fast bowling coach. That is a consideration I am thinking of. Bowling is one area where I can contribute," Kumble said at a press conference.

"When I was a player, I used to feel that you are the captain of your own bowling, which I would like to try and inculcate, especially in the bowling group. That is important," he said.

"All of them must believe that they are leaders," he added. 

http://www.firstpost.com/sports/anil-kumbles-coaching-goals-i-want-bowlers-to-believe-that-theyre-leaders-2862972.html?utm_source=FP_CAT_LATEST_NEWS

 

 

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VVS Laxman in conflict of interest row while selecting Anil Kumble for head coach post 

 

The head coach of the Indian cricket team is one of the most sought after jobs in the county, and it is no wonder that there has been plenty of controversy surrounding the appointment of Anil Kumble. The latest in this affair is that it has emerged that VVS Laxman, one of the three members of the Cricket Advisory Committee tasked with selecting the coach for the team, might be involved in a conflict of interest row. The former Indian batsmen, as revealed by DNA, is a shareholder in Anil Kumble’s company, Tenvic Sports Education Private Limited. If proven true, it would seriously undermine the decision taken by Laxman, irrespective of whether he acted rationally. 

 

full article- http://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/vvs-laxman-in-conflict-of-interest-row-while-selecting-anil-kumble-for-head-coach-post

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Just to give an example to the many amateurs on this forum, if such a conflict emerged in investment banking ( sell side and buy side working together) it would lead to criminal prosecution of everyone concerned and a permanent full stop to your career in this field. Beggars belief that VVS allowed himself to be part of the selection panel knowing his financial stake in Kumble's venture. 

 

Even more disappointingly, shocking (not really) that the fat cats of BCCI would allow formation of such a panel in the immediate aftermath of Supreme Court's ruling on conflict of interest issues within the organization. Ganguly with his own shenanigans regarding the selection process further confirmed he is a petty man who allows personal grudges to influence selectorial process. Literally, nobody has come out looking good from this entire fiasco, except, perhaps, Goddy. But that might be providence. 

 

The role of the selection panel should have been to set down an institutional precedence that would be invoked every time the decision to appoint a new Team India coach came up. Instead, it has allowed matter of conflicting interest, personal grudges, and ad hoc-ism prevail. If Dravid and Tendulkar have any sense, they would do well to stay clear of this muck. 

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Should have just selected Tom Moody and be done with it. All this conflict of interest issues would have not arisen, this Laxman selling his shares in Tenvic looks like a weak excuse, as if the association goes away within a day of selling the shares. 

 

No fast bowling coach too as Kumble wants to coach bowlers himself, this is idiocacy at its best.

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1 hour ago, Ironhide said:

Should have just selected Tom Moody and be done with it. All this conflict of interest issues would have not arisen, this Laxman selling his shares in Tenvic looks like a weak excuse, as if the association goes away within a day of selling the shares. 

 

No fast bowling coach too as Kumble wants to coach bowlers himself, this is idiocacy at its best.

even with tom moody every Ex-indian cricketer wud have stood up that y not desi coach y videsi. 

Next day the headline wud have been "Gori chamdi pe andha vishwaas kyun?"

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Laxman had sold his Tenvic shares - BCCI

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The BCCI has clarified that VVS Laxman had eliminated a conflict of interest before a three-member cricket advisory committee got down to interviewing candidates for the position of India head coach. The BCCI eventually appointed Anil Kumble, in whose company, Tenvic, Laxman held shares.

The clarification came in response to a DNA report that said Laxman was the second-largest shareholder in Tenvic Sports Education Private Limited. The report also stated that Laxman held 33,332 shares in the company, and that he was entitled to a substantial amount of money in the form of incentives, bonus and other benefits.

"Mr Laxman informed BCCI that he had sold his total shareholding of 5% in Tenvic Sport in the month of March 2016 and also declared that he no longer held any shareholding or any official or unofficial position in Tenvic Sports," BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said in a release. "This took place prior to the commencement of the operations of this Committee. Mr Laxman was therefore in no position of a conflict of interest at the time of selection of the head coach of Indian cricket team. All assumptions and conclusions to that effect are therefore erroneous."

Reports around Laxman's possible conflict were the latest in what has been a controversial selection of the coach. Sourav Ganguly, part of the advisory committee, and Ravi Shastri, one of the candidates, have had digs at each other. Shastri said it was disrespectful that Ganguly was not present when he was interviewed. Ganguly responded by explaining the circumstances behind his absence, and clarified it was not his decision but that of the committee as a whole. He also said "there are other people involved also" in the decision-making.

Also Kumble's involvement in Tenvic, a company "in the business of sports and consulting", had raised concerns around a possible conflict of interest in the past. Kumble has always denied Tenvic, which has cricketers as clients, is a talent management company.

Minutes after he was announced as India's next coach, though, he tackled the conflict-of-interest question. "We [BCCI and I] have already discussed that," Kumble said last week. "Whatever needs to be done will be done before I take up this role officially. That has been discussed, and it has been clear with the BCCI as well. Something that can be easily resolved."

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/1031169.html

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Well, sachin ganguly laxman etc interviewing their close friend kumble. Everybody else was at a huge disadvantage.  This is regardless of who was chosen. 

 

The problem Indian cricket faces is that its impossible to not have conflict of interest. Say your a cricketer. What happens post retirement? You form your own company and try to be parts of indian cricket eco system.

 

 

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16 hours ago, maniac said:

You would expect VVS Laxman to be the last guy to involve himself in controversies and now even he is dragged in ....This Coach Drama is almost reaching Padosi level of entertainment

offcourse he is . Am sure he was forced to invest in Tenvic 

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3 hours ago, maniac said:

I just saw a press conference where Kumble answered a lot of questions in Kannada......It has begun folks :cantstop:

 

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Dont worry... rayudu will be made the captain in all 3 formats and u can run naked in hyderabad celebrating it....

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Blind accusations at a person who has been among the top professional sportsperson for India of all time. There was not a single accusation at him when he was a player and I believe the same will continue once he is coach. He has also mentioned the importance of fast bowling, something Kohli is on board with. So the people who are talking about Vinay Kumar etc, I dont know what they are smoking, but must be some good stuff

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Kumble reintroduces Wright's 'buddy programme

When Anil Kumble took over as India's head coach, he was quick to acknowledge the influence of his predecessors, notably John Wright, and said he would continue to pick his brain. In only his first week in the job, Kumble has already re-introduced one of Wright's key concepts: a buddy system.

 

During the 2001 series against Australia, Wright assigned a partner to each member of the team, usually pairing a batsman with a bowler. One such relationship, VVS Laxman becoming Zaheer Khan's unofficial batting coach, carried on well beyond Wright's tenure. Kumble has instituted something similar, usually pairing a batsman with a bowler or an allrounder: Shikhar Dhawan with Mohammed Shami, for example, or Virat Kohli with Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

 

"It's about the senior guys communicating with the junior guys," Stuart Binny said. "Today we've paired up - each guy's paired with another guy; it's called a 'buddy programme'. So it's me and Rohit [Sharma] paired up together. Ro has played a lot of one-day cricket and Test cricket, and for me to share thoughts with him, that's the way forward, I think. If I can help Rohit by 2%, then maybe he can help me with 30% - that's what we're looking to do today. It's about helping each other through situations.

 

Binny said the primary reason for the system was to get the players to communicate better, and voice their thoughts without hesitation.

 

"It's about me and Rohit communicating about our net sessions, about areas that I bowl [for example]. In the past, many guys held back because you didn't want to say something to upset another guy, but we've been pushed in a direction to communicate what we want, especially with our games. There's a lot you can learn from someone else, even by telling him that, I think this is the way forward. Communication is the key, I think. That's what we're trying to breed."

 

Over the course of their Test careers so far, Binny and Rohit have often vied for the same spot in the side, depending on whether conditions have demanded an extra batsman or an allrounder. Binny said that topic hadn't come up yet. "No, not yet. I hope it doesn't come to that, but, look, the team comes first, so whatever needs to be done on that day or before the Test match, we're there to do it."

 

There was a slightly lopsided air to India's nets session on Saturday in Bangalore; among the first to pad up was Amit Mishra, and one of the first spinners to have a lengthy bowl was Cheteshwar Pujara, who yelped in delight when he beat Ajinkya Rahane's outside edge. Pujara had perhaps already picked up a tip or two from his buddy Mishra.

 

"We've divided in such a way that batsmen will help bowlers and bowlers will help batsmen, so that whenever we need to play six or seven batsmen, the batsmen can chip in with the ball, bowl seven-eight overs for us," Mishra said. "My buddy is Pujara - he bowls a bit of legspin; he can help me with my batting, and I can help with his legspin, so that whenever we might need it, he can bowl seven-eight overs for the team and help us."

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/1031827.html

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7 hours ago, UnknownGenius said:

So we know:

 

Virat- Bhuvi

Dhawan-Shami

Pujara - Mishra

Rohit - Bunny

 

What are the other pairings?

 

Ashwin and ? - My guess Murli Vijay. Both classic batsmen and Murli bowls a bit of off spin

Rahane and ? Shardul Thakur?

Saha and ?

KL Rahul and?

Great initiative by kumble. :cheer: 

Also i feel its Rahane - Ashwin . 

As for other pairings i guess

Saha - Umesh

Vijay - Thakur

Rahul - Ishant 

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On 01/07/2016 at 5:56 PM, maniac said:

I just saw a press conference where Kumble answered a lot of questions in Kannada......It has begun folks :cantstop:

 

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So the media was asking questions in English/Hindi and Kumble was answering in Kannada ? or you have a problem with him answering in Kannada to some local channels ? 

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Kumble backs Kohli's aggressive mindset

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/1032181.html

 

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Anil Kumble, India's new head coach, has said he will back Virat Kohli's aggression and desire to push all boundaries to secure wins. He also said India would approach tough situations positively during the long Test season that starts with a four-match series in the West Indies.

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Kohli, a picture of composure, wore a sheepish smile as talk of his "over-aggression" did the rounds, but insisted that India's mindset change wasn't a one-off, and that it was something they had planned when he took over the reins of the Test team in January 2015.

"Our first intention is to win - that won't change," he said. "Yes, there have been situations from where we've lost, but we know we were in that position because of the positive brand of cricket that we played." The reference, clearly not lost on anyone, was the Adelaide Test in December 2014, which India lost while trying to chase down 364 on the final day.

"We need to realise we got there in the first place because we played at 80%, so the focus is on the remaining 20%. Anil bhai's mindset was the same during his playing days, so the mindset makes a difference. If you are hesitant, you don't explore a different side to our ability as a team. Our motive is the same. We will play with the same mindset of trying to win the series and not just being satisfied with solitary Test wins."

 

 

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I almost feel like Kohli and Kumble are reading our minds. They are addressing all the issues we as fans had with the Indian team in tests (only abroad) in the last 5 years. We've been fantastic at home but overseas .. terrible performances, lack of desire and planning and strategy, not going for wins at times, hesitant mindset etc.

 

Of course it's all just talk at the moment, but only when you talk about stuff that you think and plan what's required, and have a better chance of achieving it, instead of just turning up and hope to play well and win.

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On 6/30/2016 at 11:15 AM, sarchasm said:

Just to give an example to the many amateurs on this forum, if such a conflict emerged in investment banking ( sell side and buy side working together) it would lead to criminal prosecution of everyone concerned and a permanent full stop to your career in this field. Beggars belief that VVS allowed himself to be part of the selection panel knowing his financial stake in Kumble's venture. 

 

Even more disappointingly, shocking (not really) that the fat cats of BCCI would allow formation of such a panel in the immediate aftermath of Supreme Court's ruling on conflict of interest issues within the organization. Ganguly with his own shenanigans regarding the selection process further confirmed he is a petty man who allows personal grudges to influence selectorial process. Literally, nobody has come out looking good from this entire fiasco, except, perhaps, Goddy. But that might be providence. 

 

The role of the selection panel should have been to set down an institutional precedence that would be invoked every time the decision to appoint a new Team India coach came up. Instead, it has allowed matter of conflicting interest, personal grudges, and ad hoc-ism prevail. If Dravid and Tendulkar have any sense, they would do well to stay clear of this muck. 

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Kumble will teach India to deal with 'tough moments' - Tendulkar

 

Sachin Tendulkar believes the Indian team has a reservoir of experience to tap into in the form of Anil Kumble, the new head coach, in a busy season in which they play 17 Tests starting with the four in the West Indies. Kumble, Tendulkar said, will train the team to show fight in all situations.

"It's about being a tough character and being able to stand on your feet in tough moments. That's what I feel Anil will teach them," Tendulkar told reporters at Lord's on Tuesday. "There are crunch moments in any match, so approaching those moments is important. He will be out there to win each and every moment."

While Tendulkar, who was a member of the BCCI's cricket committee that played a key role in selecting the coach, didn't go into the details of the selection process, he was effusive in his praise for Kumble. He termed him a "hard competitor" who will not compromise on work ethic.

"My experience with Anil has been fantastic," Tendulkar said. "He has been a match-winner, and the guys have got a lot to learn from him. Anil is ready to share everything he has learnt from this wonderful sport. He played for close to 20 years, so there is plenty to share. I'll just tell the players to grasp as much information from Anil as possible, and enjoy the game above everything else."

On the topic of bat size, something that has been in the news regularly of late, Tendulkar said he reflected Australia batsman David Warner's sentiments: flat pitches are a bigger threat to the game than any other perceived imbalance between bat and ball.

"The wickets need to change; they need to be more helpful for bowlers," Tendulkar said. "In T20s, the greatest of bowlers are being reverse-swept. Three-hundred is no longer competitive in ODIs.

"So there should be at least one format where bowlers have a better chance of executing their skills and making it more interesting for spectators. It's difficult for someone to sit for five days, so you have to look at changing surfaces. I don't think it's got much to do with bats, but I'm sure people on the [relevant] panel will be able to look into it. That's what David Warner has spoken about too."

http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/1033899.html

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17 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

Watever but that Lazy maggi would definately make anil kumble rich all by himself

Just because someone has all the time to play their shots and the word"Lazy Elegance" is used doesn't mean someone is actually Lazy....Rohit is the 3rd best fielder in the line up behind Jadeja and Rahane

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19 minutes ago, maniac said:

Just because someone has all the time to play their shots and the word"Lazy Elegance" is used doesn't mean someone is actually Lazy....Rohit is the 3rd best fielder in the line up behind Jadeja and Rahane

U shud go see his fitness i have posted a pics n videos. Ull know lazy that rohit is by his paunch.

even ashwin looks leaner now

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Maggie is so lazy, sometimes he expects the ball to hit his stand still bat and runaway to the boundary instead of the bat hitting the ball...

9 hours ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

U shud go see his fitness i have posted a pics n videos. Ull know lazy that rohit is by his paunch.

even ashwin looks leaner now

Hope he is not pregnant!!!!

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Ashwin on kumble:

 

"He has brought in a lot of meticulousness among the group. There is some very good discipline in the nets. The batsmen get out to the nets at the perfect time for a start, and that's not been going around for some time [laughs]."

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