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Anil Kumble did not travel with India team for West Indies tour: Report

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London, June 20: Amid reports of relationship between Virat Kohli and head coach Anil Kumble reaching 'beyond the repair stage', the latter did not join the Indian Team on the flight to West Indies.

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As per ABP News report, Kumble didn't board the flight from London to West Indies, where Team India will be playing five one-day internationals and one T20 international.

Anil Kumble did not travel with India team for West Indies tour: Report

The Indian coach was expected to travel with the team on Tuesday (June 20) but the management was informed about his absence after the team arrived at the London airport, said the ABP News report.

Later, a BCCI report confirmed the development saying Kumble will join the team after attending an ICC meeting in London on June 22 and 23.

"Anil Kumble didn't accompany Indian team to West Indies today, will join the team after attending ICC meeting in London," BCCI sources were quoted by ANI.

Earlier on Monday (June 19), reports emerged that Kohli has conveyed "strong reservations" over Kumble continuing as India coach to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, appointed by the the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Kumble, who's contract as India Head Coach was coming to an end after Champions Trophy 2017 was extended for the West Indies tour.

The entire Indian team, barring Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, has left for the Caribbean Islands. Both these players were return to India to take some rest.

Meanwhile, India opener Shikhar Dhawan tweeted selfie with his teammate Hardik Panday after boarding the flight to the Caribbean.

India, who are ranked 3rd in the ICC ODI rankings after losing against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy 2017 final, will be led by skipper Virat Kohli.

Young Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant have been picked up for the West Indies tour.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 15:01 [IST]
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