Bangalore, Dec 12: Former Indian Test captain Anil Kumble has resigned as the chairman of the NCA (National Cricket Academy). The controversy here is that there is a 'conflict of interest" involving his role as an administrator and his involvement in Tenvic.
Anil Kumble who is also the President of Karnataka State Cricket Association, mentor to the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore, is also the co-owner of a player management firm called Tenvic. Issues relating to conflict-of- interest and Indian cricket are nothing new but for someone who is highly respected as a person and a former player such as Kumble, this has raised quite a few eyebrows.
"I had a three-year vision to make NCA a better. I had made 10 presentations during my tenure as chairman with the hope that my vision could be accepted. Even on Sunday I had discussed this at the NCA meeting in Chennai. But it was not in alignment with the rest of the committee," Kumble said.
"I felt that it made no sense to be a chairman when I was not being heard. I had no other option but to move on in life," he added.
Sources confirm that Kumble's resignation accepted by BCCI's working committee. MA Pandove would be the interim chief of the NCA.