BCCI rejects Anil Kumble's player development plan

Anil Kumble’s (R) plan was supposed to include personality development sessions for budding players Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Oct 11, 2011

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday rejected the plan proposed former India skipper Anil Kumble to initiate a personality development programme for the players.

The programme was supposed to included finance management, stress management, anti-doping code, media management and how to handle instant success. It was to be conducted through Tenwic, a division of Anil Kumble Sports Pvt Ltd.

All the players were to be monitored by Kumble himself. The programme would have cost Rs 2.9 lakh per player.

According to sources, the main reason why the BCCI believed that the development programme was unfeasible was due to the time duration which was for 12 months. It required the young cricketers to be in Bangalore for a good part of one year.

“Kumble s idea was discussed by us in the presence of the ex-president Shashank Manohar. But we have decided that this is not a feasible idea. It would have been very tough for any player to stay in Bangalore for a year as the cricket calendar is very hectic,” a top BCCI official said.