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Was not aware of rift: Amitabh
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Made Kohli-Kumble statement when I didn’t see any smoke: BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary
The ugly rift between Indian Captain Virat Kohli and Coach Anil Kumble was a publicised affair after the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy and BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has feigned ignorance even though the rift was an open secret.
The BCCI secretary defended his statement made during the Champions Trophy after the Special General Meeting (SGM) on Monday at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
Chaudhary, who was in England during the ICC Champions Trophy, said that there was ‘no smoke’ then and had dismissed reports claiming serious differences between Kohli and Kumble, eventually leading to an acrimonious exit of India's head coach.
After the BCCI SGM, Chaudhary told reporters that “Smoke without fire statement concerning Kohli-Kumble differences was made in real time when I didn't see any smoke”
The Kohli-Kumble rift could have been handled in a better way and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) hope that in the future such an incident doesn’t take place again.
Chaudhary also reiterated that the final call on the new coach will be taken by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.
The BCCI has also made it clear that the India team’s next coach will be appointed before the Sri Lanka tour next month.
The Indian team is currently without a coach during their short format tour in the West Indies and batting coach Sanjay Bangar along with fielding coach R Sridhar are, as of now, continuing their duty in the Caribbean.
The ugly rift between Indian Captain Virat Kohli and Coach Anil Kumble was a publicised affair after the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy and BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has feigned ignorance even though the rift was an open secret.

The BCCI secretary defended his statement made during the Champions Trophy after the Special General Meeting (SGM) on Monday at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.

Chaudhary, who was in England during the ICC Champions Trophy, said that there was ‘no smoke’ then and had dismissed reports claiming serious differences between Kohli and Kumble, eventually leading to an acrimonious exit of India's head coach.

After the BCCI SGM, Chaudhary told reporters that “Smoke without fire statement concerning Kohli-Kumble differences was made in real time when I didn't see any smoke”

The Kohli-Kumble rift could have been handled in a better way and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) hope that in the future such an incident doesn’t take place again.Chaudhary also reiterated that the final call on the new coach will be taken by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.

The BCCI has also made it clear that the India team’s next coach will be appointed before the Sri Lanka tour next month.

The Indian team is currently without a coach during their short format tour in the West Indies and batting coach Sanjay Bangar along with fielding coach R Sridhar are, as of now, continuing their duty in the Caribbean.

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