BCCI may ask Anil Kumble to probe India's drubbing in England

Former captain Anil Kumble shared some of his views during the last BCCI working committee meeting Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Sep 19, 2011

Former skipper Anil Kumble could be asked to spearhead a three-member panel, appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to probe Team India s disastrous tour to England wherein they lost both the Test and ODI series.

Kumble is likely to be given the task of reviewing the series and suggest ways for future. In fact, Kumble even shared some of his views during the last working committee meeting, India Today reported.

India were dethroned from their No. 1 spot in the Test rankings by England after they lost the Test series 0-4. Resultantly, they dropped to the third spot in the ICC rankings.

The team’s poor run continued in the One-Day International series, as despite a few individual performances, the World Cup-winning team failed to notch a single match against England.

India also lost the one-off Twenty20 played at Manchester.

In the last BCCI Working Committee Meeting, Kumble’s suggested the board to include two more first class games to the one already scheduled ahead of the first Test against Australia, staring on Boxing Day (Dec 26) at Melbourne. BCCI sources informed that Kumble’s suggestion “was accepted”.

“Kumble said that if only one first-class game is fixed only 11 players will be able to play in it and he wanted all 16 touring members to have a competitive game before the start of the Test series by having more games. His suggestion has been accepted,” sources added.