Cricket Buzz: Kumble, Srinath stage walkout from KSCA AGM
Former India captain Anil Kumble and speedster Javagal Srinath on Sunday staged a walk-out from the Annual General Body meeting of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) alleging misuse of funds by the current set-up.
Kumble, who was elected KSCA president in 2010 for a three-year period, accused the state body of misusing the funds instead of utilising them on cricket.
"You certainly need to be member-friendly. The three years that we were here, the only thing that we heard was that we were not member-friendly. That was ridiculous. You are here for a case in the association for the development of cricket.
You need to be cricket-friendly along with member-friendly. We were the ones who established those clubhouses here," an angry Kumble told the media.
"There was a fire accident about seven years ago and nothing was done. And now to suggest that those three years were dismal to Karnataka Cricket Association and it's all one point agenda and one person conducting the show. The president is just sitting there and not even chairing the meeting, which is disappointing," Kumble said, without naming former Test player Brijesh Patel.
India's highest wicket-taker in Tests, Kumble (619 scalps in 132 matches) tried to turn administrator in the role of KSCA president with India teammates Venkatesh Prasad (vice-president) and Javagal Srinath (secretary) to assist him.
The former leg-spinner also took a direct dig at the present president, Ashok Anand, and secretary, Patel.
Image: Anil Kumble