In the presser ahead of the series opener against West Indies, Kohli maintained that what happens in the change-room, stays private. That is what we have believed and for us that is paramount.
MV Sridhar, the general manager for cricket operations at the Board of Control for Cricket in India, is in interim charge of the team for the limited-overs series against the Windies that comprises of five ODIs and a solitary T20.
Another top BCCI official, Rajeev Shukla, said all possible efforts were made to sort out the issues between the captain and the coach. Speaking further on their rift, Kohli said, "Obviously Anil-bhai has expressed his views and he has taken a decision to step out and we will respect that decision".
"It's his opinion, which I respect", Kohli said on the eve of the first ODI in Port of Spain, according to the Indian Express. With Kumble as coach, India regained the top-ranked status in the five-day version of the game with consecutive victories over the West Indies, New Zealand, Bangladesh, England and Australia. "One thing for sure is that I have had 11 press conferences that have happened during the Champions Trophy". So, if you look at entire scenario, I think every coach needs some time to gel with the team and I think one year is too short. He added later added that he resigns with immediate effect and will not go with the team to the tour of West Indies.
Kumble chose to stay back in London for the International Cricket Council's (ICC) "Annual Conference" as he is the chairman of the Cricket Committee while the Indian team boarded the flight to Barbados.
The BCCI confirmed Kumble's departure in a statement on Tuesday afternoon, saying: "Mr Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of the head coach for the senior India men's team". In the end, it would be CAC which will decide on the next coach.
Kumble was a direct entry into the coach selection process while the others who applied for the post were Virender Sehwag, Tom Moody, Richard Pybus and Lalchand Rajput among others.