BCCI president Anurag Thakur announced that Anil Kumble will be Indian cricket team’s head coach for the next year. The president and Hony Secretary Ajay Shirke address the media after the big announcement:


# “Anil Kumble has been finalised. Not fair for other applicants that names are discussed” – Anurag Thakur

# “We take feedback from everyone, including media. This game is followed by millions” – Anurag Thakur

# “There will be no conflict of interest before Anil Kumble takes the role”- Ajay Shirke

# “We took time because we wanted to pick the best”- Anurag Thakur

# “Kumble is transforming himself from a great on the field into a great coach” – Ajay Shirke

# “The process has been very elaborate. Meetings have lasted for more than 6 to 8 hours” – Ajay Shirke

# Thakur says there was no such limitation that we wanted only Indian coach. We deserve the best coach

# Thakur says we need more time to finalise the support staff for Kumble

# Anil Kumble has been appointed chief coach for the next one year, informs Anurag Thakur

# “BCCI has been very transparent as far as selection of coach was concerned”

# No word from Dharamsala yet. The wait for coach continues. Already have a favourite? Leave your choice for coach in the comments box below, and don’t forget to share your views on the social media.

# A new name crops up in Dharamsala. Some say Tom Moody also in the race

# TV reports suggest Kumble impressed his erstwhile colleagues during the interview with the presentation for the road ahead


# Aakash Chopra feels “Anil is more tactically correct. He might just pip everyone in the race.”

# Early signs? Anil Kumble starts trending on Twitter. It’s all over social media. The verdict, there, is out. For Twitterati at least, it’s Kumble over Shastri

# It’s 5:05 PM and India’s wait for a new coach continues

# Sandeep Patil, who also applied, was not called for the interview

# 57 applicants had applied for the coach job. BCCI committee comprising of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman trimmed it down for the interview round where they had discussions with 10 candidates

# It’a full house in Dharamsala. Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke to make the announcement soon

# BCCI’s announcement 10 minutes away now. Catch all the updates LIVE

# Anil Kumble has served as mentor for Mumbai Indians and RCB in the IPL

# Anil Kumble has no coaching experience – at international or first-class level

# Under Shastri, India reached semis of 2015 World Cup and 2016 T20 World Cup

# Ravi Shastri has been with the Indian cricket team from August 2014 – April 2016

# BCCI’s first-ever four-day conclave is underway in Dharamsala. Board’s president announced earlier today that decision regarding the new coach will take place on Thursday

# Shastri, Kumble or any overseas candidate?