BCCI has appointed former India skipper Anil Kumble as the head coach of the Indian cricket team for a period of one year.
The announcement comes as former cricketer Ravi Shastri’s contract as the coach ends this year.
After deliberating on it for quite some time, Kumble was selected though he has no coaching experience.
However, he has mentored IPL teams in the past.
The 45-year-old, who is the highest India wicket-taker in both Tests and One-Day Internationals, was one of the favourites to get the job.
He was selected by a three-member advisory panel comprising former players Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.
Former India skipper Anil Kumble
The other big names in contention for the job were Ravi Shastri, Tom Moody, Stuart Law, Lalchand Rajput, Pravin Amre and Andy Moles.