Anil Kumble, the new coach of the Indian cricket team, can stay on as chairman of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Cricket Committee, a BCCI official was reported saying.
Post Kumble's appointment, reports have surfaced that Sourav Ganguly could take his post at ICC, but it has been made clear that Kumble is free to hold on to his ICC post, alike Darren Lehmann and Rahul Dravid, who have served as coaches, albeit in different capacities.
"My understanding is that he can continue to be at this post. There have been few other former cricketers who are now performing the coach duty and still the members of the ICC committee," the BCCI official was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle on Wednesday.
"It's not just about the 11 players who are to play. It's also about the six or seven who don't get the chance.
As a coach, I would like to pick the phone and say listen, you are still part of the team. That is what I will look to do. Hopefully, I will succeed in at least telling players who are dropped that they are still part of the system," he had said.