Ramchandra Guha Was Not Happy With Kohli’s New Coach Selection Demand


An customary familiar with the communication between the COA and CEO said Guha was in favour of  the process of selecting the coach for Indian team but he did not want the cricket committee to be interrupted by the Indian dressing room. On Thursday,  Ramachandra Guha the annalist, informed the Supreme Court that he had resigned from the court-appointed for the  Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Indian cricket board team. His counsel also told the court that Guha had submitted his resignation to Vinod Rai, chairman of the CoA on 28 May.

It is noticed before three days from his resignation, Guha had warned Rahul Johri, BCCI CEO along with the  other committee members — about the interruption of allowing captain Virat Kohli and other players a say in the process of selecting the team coach. In the  comment, Guha only said: “Yes, I have quit.” In an email on may 25, it is clearly seen that Guha had shown apprehension about the cleaning of the selection process that would be decide about the present coach Anil Kumble’s future. The excellent record of Anil Kumble’s during his year  a long stint was also taken under  consideration. Guha sources said, formidable that by giving undue weightage to the opinion of Kohli and his team members, the BCCI would be setting a authority.

A customary familiar with the communication between the CoA and CEO said Guha was in favour of  the process of selecting the coach but he did not want the cricket committee which  consists of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman —to be interfered by the Indian dressing room. The official said that He didn’t mix words and announced it officially. He  just mailed to the selectors that the captain and coaches of the team  are already deciding commentators, and if they are allowed to pick the coach of their own choice, they will soon be deciding the selectors and in future they will even decide the CEO.”

Last year Harsha Bhogle was removed from the BCCI commentary team just after the T20 World Cup that is  hosted by India. Then  There was talk  that Bhogle lost his contract only  because of a view in the Indian dressing room that he was over-criticised by some  of the home team. “While deciding the commentators, we take feedback from everyone,” was BCCI’s authority will line on the removal of one its oldest commentators.

Sources said that The email trail also had the  CEO Johri informing the CoA that the cricket committee of Laxman, Tendulkar, and Ganguly  were kept in the loop about the process which they doing. This was done after Kohli had last met with  Tendulkar. On the same time in Birmingham, on the sidelines of India’s net session, Amitabh Chaudhay, BCCI secretary tried to play down the Kumble-Kohli conflict. He doesn’t  want to  comment on Guha’s resignation along with this  he only  said that  he wasn’t aware about any kind of stand-off between the coach and captain. “It is in the realm of imagination,” he said. Later, when he was told that there can’t be smoke without fire, he replied: “There wasn’t any smoke.”