Anil Kumble, the only Indian head coach in eight franchise teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes the figure is not a ‘true reflection’ of coaching resources in the country. In addition to Kings XI Punjab coach Kumble, the coaches associated with the upcoming season of IPL, Ricky Ponting (Delhi Capital), Brendon McCullum (Kolkata Knight Riders), Stephen Fleming (Chennai Super Kings), Mahela Jayawardene (Mumbai Indians), Trevor Bellis ( Sunrisers Hyderabad) Simon Katich (Royal Challengers Bangalore) and Andrew Macdonald (Rajasthan Royals) head coaches are not Indians.
Kumble said in an online press conference on Tuesday, “I would like to see more Indian coaches in the IPL. It is not a true reflection of Indian resources. I want to see many Indians in the IPL as the head coach. “The former Indian bowler said,” It is an irony to have just one Indian as the head coach. I think at some point of time the Indian coach The number will be higher. ”
When asked about Kings XI Punjab, Kumble said that the team is in a good state mentally and physically, following strict rules of bio safe environment. Asked about the 40-year-old Gayle being given more chances in the upcoming IPL, as in the previous two seasons, Kumble said that Gayle will also be included in the leadership group this season, where his role will be crucial, such as the top-order batsmen. Occurs during.
Apart from Gayle, foreign players including Glenn Maxwell, Chris Jordan, Jimmy Neesham, Nicholas Pooran, Mujib Zadran, Hardas Viljoan and Sheldon Cottrell joined the team with a bid of Rs. eight crores. Of these, only players will get a chance to get on the field in the last 11. Kumble said, “We still have to look at the conditions in the main ground as we are practicing (at the ICC Academy).” Chris (Gayle) will also play a key role as a player. “He said,” Young players would like to learn from his leadership skills and experience. We are not just looking at him as a batsman, he can develop young players. Will be in a key role. I want him to be active in the mentorship role. “