Remunerations dominated former India coach Anil Kumble's 19-page proposal on restructuring of contracts to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in which he had demanded that the "chief coach should earn 60 percent of the captains' estimated earnings".
Kumble said that although the BCCI had, several times, attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between him and the captain, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and therefore, he had made a decision to move on.
Now post this, another source from the cricket fraternity unveiled that there are some reasons that roped in clashes between Indian players and Kumble.
"Kumble also needs to clarify who in the BCCI informed him about Virat's unhappiness about him. India should guard against such misunderstandings", Kumble said pointing out disparities in the player share from the BCCI income. For us that is paramount.
Earlier, Indian skipper Virat Kohli asserted that he and the whole team have a huge respect for Kumble's achievements as a cricketer.
We do not know what really happened in the dressing room between Kumble and Kohli but there was definitely a breakdown in communication between the two. ". And something that I would not express in details in a public scenario".
But speaking to the media on Thursday, Kohli insisted he wouldn't betray the secrecy of the dressing room.
"Different individuals have different ways of functioning". Few in the global game have ever worked as hard as Kohli does, and his influence has spread within the group.
The last date for submission of applications has been extended till July 9, the board confirmed.
Perhaps it's a blessing for everyone else - with the weight of player numbers and resources they have at their disposal, it would be game over for the rest if India could form a tight-knit side.
He said that the presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni will help the youngsters in overcoming the same.
In the interim, the BCCI has deputed MV Sridhar, GM - Cricket Operations is supervising the Team Management for the West Indies tour, which will commenced from Friday. "Okay, Dhoni will be the wicket keeper but Yuvraj is going to be a liability as a fielder".
The former coach also wanted 20 per cent of the annual retainership fees of the players to be linked as "variable pay", according to which that particular percentage will be paid to a player, given he successfully manages his fitness levels during the year. Kohli for his part should learn how to get along with the new coach to be appointed.