Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath not to contest Karnataka cricket elections

The former Indian Test stars came to power in November, 2010.

updated: October 18, 2013 19:54 IST
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Former India captain Anil Kumble will not seek re-election in the forthcoming Karnataka State Cricket Association elections. The 43-year-old was the president of the high profile Board of Control for Cricket in India unit. Speaking to the media in Bangalore on Friday, Kumble said he will not contest. Former teammate Javagal Srinath too will not seek an extension for the post of secretary.

"You can't achieve everything in 3 years. But you need fresh ideas as well," Kumble said, when announcing his decision. Kumble and Srinath, along with Venkatesh Prasad took charge of the KSCA in November 21, 2010. They were part of a group along with former Test all-rounder Roger Binny and Bangalore-based industrialist Sadanand Mayya. Kumble and Co. defeated Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, scion of the Mysore Royal family, by a margin of 33 votes.

"It is but quite natural that you face criticism in every walk of life and I and my group also faced as such. My main aim was to promote the game not to seek re-election," Kumble said.

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