"The world cup is round the corner and I am hoping that India will bring the cup,"said  Anil  Kumble © PTI
“The world cup is round the corner and I am hoping that India will bring the cup,”said Anil Kumble © PTI

Udhagamandalam (TN): Former ace leg spinner Anil Kumble on Thursday expressed hope that India would win the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. “The world cup is round the corner and I am hoping that India will bring the cup,” Kumble told reporters on the sidelines of a training programme of his academy Tenvic. Replying to a question about playing against Pakistan, he said whenever India played against any one, “We played for the cause of the team.” On the performance of off-spinner R Ashwin, the former India captain said: “He is really capable. Probably he is the number one spinner in the world and performed well over the years.” Anil Kumble, Sanjay Manjrekar receive commentary fee from BCCI for South Africa series

Earlier, the BCCI paid former India captain Anil Kumble and batsman Sanjay Manjrekar approximate amounts of Rs 39 lakh and Rs 36 lakh respectively as their commentary fee for the home series against South Africa held between October to December. The fees given to Kumble and Manjrekar has been revealed in BCCI’s latest list of payments for the month of January. While Manjrekar has been paid Rs 36,49,375 for commentating in the South Africa series’ Test matches, Kumble has been paid Rs 39,10,500 for airing his views during 5 ODIS and 4 Test matches during the series. The BCCI has also paid Rs 11.6 crore approx to International Management Group (UK) LTD in two installments for the ninth edition of Indian Premier League scheduled to be held in 2016. Anil Kumble’s advice still sought by Nita Ambani for Mumbai Indians team selections

 The amounts paid are (Rs 5,80,09,500 and Rs 5,80,09,528). One notable payment during the month of January is an amount of Rs 2.02 crore (Rs 2,02,38, 769) made to Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) with regards to Infrastructure subsidy claim for Solar Power Plant Installation at Chinnaswamy Stadium.