The reported differences between Team India skipper Virat Kohli and Head coach Anil Kumble have prompted two BCCI officials to begin an unscheduled trip to England ahead of team India’s Champions Trophy versus Pakistan on June 4.
According to BCCI authorities, acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary's visit to England was already prepared before he went to Dubai (for talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board officials) but Dr MV Sridhar's (the BCCI's General Manager, cricket operations) visit has been anticipated now.
The chief of the Supreme Court-selected Committee of Administrators (CoA) Vinod Rai's visit was also not prepared, because one of the members of the committee had already accepted to this writer that none of them would be heading to England for the ICC Champions Trophy and also the women's World Cup thereafter at BCCI's Budget.
Sridhar, who has played 97 first-class games, is highly admired by the players and may help Rai to collaborate with the coach and skipper. Sridhar was also the press manager when the Monkeygate scandal broke out during the 2007-08 tour of Australia. Interestingly, Anil Kumble was the skipper of India at that time.
The BCCI officials are joining Birmingham today and will return after witnessing the India against Pakistan game on Sunday.