Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-07-19 09:57 Bengaluru: In a sudden development on Monday night, Assam state cricket board dropped its head coach Sanath Kumar and replaced him with Sunil Joshi. Sources said the change in head coach might have an adverse effect on the team which had done well under Sanath's stint. Kumar, who hails from Karnataka, took up coaching in 1990 and since 1992 trained various age-group level teams from Karnataka. Apart from working as a talent resource development officer at the KSCA Academy, Sanath had also coached Pahang state cricket team in Malaysia in 1994. During 2005-06, Kumar coached Assam cricket team. In 2009, he returned to coach his home team, Karnataka. Under his coaching, Karnataka had reached the final of the 2009–10 Ranji Trophy. Later, he also became the head coach of the Baroda cricket team. He returned to coach Assam from the 2014/15 season. “This is a disgraceful movement for cricket fraternity. They are playing with the careers of young cricketers. The SC’s acceptance of Lodha Committee recommendations will save cricket from political interference,” said a senior cricketer.