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Kumble replaces Ganguly as technical head

Ganguly was replaced by another former India captain — Anil Kumble — during the Board’s 83rd Annual General meeting at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai yesterday. 


Former India skipper Anil Kumble at the BCCI headquarters yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK

Asked about the reason for Ganguly’s omission, BCCI president N Srinivasan said: “Sourav is still playing. He will be leading Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, so how can he be on the technical committee? A player has to retire to be on the panel.”

New chairman Kumble, who was a member of the technical panel, appeared happy with the promotion although he said: “No role is new for us cricketers.”
Ganguly took over reigns from another former India captain — Sunil Gavaskar at the 2011 AGM. 

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