The former Indian captain and the ace leg spinner Anil Kumble has recently resigned from the post of Chief mentor of Mumbai Indians (MI). He was associated with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise since January 2013. Kumble said he is looking for other challenging opportunities in sports and specifically in cricket. He has reportedly resigned from the MI because of Conflict of Interest issue, but he denied all such rumors.
In a press statement, Kumble said, “I sign off with the obvious satisfaction of moulding a set of brilliant individuals to a high performing unit. Over the 3 years, MI met unprecedented success winning the IPL twice & the Champions League once. Winning both trophies in the same year (2013) being our crowning glory”.
A few weeks ago, Sourav Ganguly replaced Anil Kumble as the BCCI technical committee chief, as the leg-spinner was still acting as mentor to MI.
Months back Indian team Director Ravi Shastri was removed from the IPL Governing Council and Roger Binny, whose son Stuart is a member of the national team, was also asked to leave, on the same grounds of the conflict of interest. However, the former Indian captain has rubbished the reports that he quit as chief mentor of Mumbai Indians due to 'conflict of interest issues'. “Absolute Rubbish! Never was any conflict of interest! Certainly not the reason!!!”, tweeted Anil.