J Arun Kumar quits as Puducherry coach

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J. Arun Kumar. File photo

Bengaluru, February 13: The head coach of Puducherry cricket team J. Arun Kumar has resigned from the post right in the middle of the ongoing Ranji Trophy season.

As the Cricket Association of Puducherry claimed ‘health’ as the reason for his resignation on Wednesday but Arun Kumar stated on Twitter, the actual reason for his sudden departure.

Former Karnataka cricketer and coach J. Arun Kumar wrote, “Thank u people for the concern & wishes. I’m hale & hearty & contrary to reports, I HAVEN’T resigned as head coach of the Pondicherry team due to my health. I quit due to constant interference from an official, which made the dressing room environment toxic to say the least.”

https://twitter.com/arunonline1975/status/1227837373993500672

He also added, “It was suffocating to work in a system with constant interference in all matters related to the team. That said, I wish the boys the very best. They are a wonderful bunch.”

https://twitter.com/arunonline1975/status/1227838259482394624

Puducherry is currently playing Nagaland in its final home league game and an outright victory here could take them to the next stage.

Last year along with former Karnataka skipper R. Vinay Kumar, Arun Kumar joined Puducherry after helping Siechem Madurai Panthers clinch the Tamil Nadu Premier League title in 2018.

 

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