Anil Kumble resigns from post of NCA chairman

New Delhi: In a surprise development, former India captain Anil Kumble on Monday resigned from his position as National Cricket Academy (NCA) chairman, claiming that his proposals were repeatedly ignored by the BCCI and other committee members.

Almost two months after a controversy broke out over an apparent conflict of interest, Kumble today stepped down and his resignation was accepted by the BCCI`s Working Committee, which met here today.

Punjab Cricket Association`s general secretary M P Pandove will be the caretaker chairman of the NCA till a full-time appointment is made. There was, however, no official word from BCCI regarding the issue.

Initially, Kumble gave "lack of time" as the official reason behind his decision but later on the day, he told PTI that he was left with no other option as his vision was not in alignment with the rest of the NCA members.

"I had a three-year vision to make NCA a better. I had made 10 presentations during my tenure as chairman with the hope that my vision could be accepted. Even on Sunday I had discussed this at the NCA meeting in Chennai. But it was not in alignment with the rest of the committee," Kumble told PTI.

"I felt that it made no sense to be a chairman when I was not being heard. I had no other option but to move on in life," he added.