Thursday, October 6, 2022

I don’t think it’s only the captain’s responsibility: CoA chief Vinod Rai


After a good league stage performance during the world cup 2019, Team India lost the semi-final match against New Zealand and Knocked out from the tournament. People started to blame Indian Captain Virat Kohli for this loss. But after two month, According to the chief of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) Vinod Rai that runs the BCCI, “I don’t think it’s only the captain’s responsibility. The whole team is responsible for the loss.”

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“It’s good to have checks and balances. When a team performs badly, I don’t think it’s only the captain’s (responsibility). There are a lot of closed-door discussions… To say that nobody held Virat Kohli responsible for the (World Cup) loss would be incorrect,” CoA chief Vinod Rai told the Indian Express.

CoA chief Vinod Rai on Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli episode.

“We took charge on January 30, 2017. In April, when we happened to be in Hyderabad for the first match of the IPL season, Kumble’s contract was produced before me. Kumble’s contract, or rather selection as a coach, was for a two-year period. The person selected then did not find favour… So Kumble was selected, but he was given only a one-year tenure. Kumble’s contract did not have a clause for an extension,” CoA chief Vinod Rai said.

“The issue that came up was not so much about what happened in the dressing room… It was if we have to extend Kumble’s tenure, how do we do it? I was in favour of an extension if it was found appropriate by a certain committee. I said, please follow the process. That’s all,” he said.

Now Team India is preparing for the T20i World cup 2020. Australia will be held the T20 World Cup next year.



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