Former India captain Anil Kumble has been appointed coach of the national side for one year. The Cricket Advisory Committee, interviewed Kumble and a handful of other candidates in Kolkata on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, they made their recommendations.
His first assignment will be India’s four-Test tour of the West Indies. Kumble is the first Indian to be appointed full-time India coach since Kapil Dev resigned in September 2000.
Kumble has also served in administrative roles since his retirement. He was elected president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association in November 2010, served as chairman of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore