BCCI likely to sack Duncan Fletcher; contacts Andy Flower
Under Duncan Fletcher as the coach, (left) India have struggled to do well. On the other hand, England performed well under Andy Flower’s tenure © Getty Images
Feb 21, 2014
After India’s series loss in South Africa and New Zealand, skipper MS Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher have come under heavy scrutiny. Former players have heavily criticised both the coach and the captain, respectively.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is believed to be ready to take charge and sack Fletcher for those debacles. Further, sources say that former England coach, Andy Flower has already been contacted to take over the role of coaching the side.
“Nothing has been finalised as these are preliminary talks with the board likely to invite applications from suitable candidates for the post next month,” said the source, as reported by Hindustan Times.
“Routine process would be followed before handing the responsibilities to the new coach. But so far, Flower has been contacted and let’s see who win the race,” the source added.
Fletcher took over the mantle of coaching India after their ICC World Cup 2011 triumph. Under Fletcher’s tenure as the coach, India have performed dismally, especially away from home. On the other hand, Flower before resigning from his post as England’s Team Director had taken them to some notable wins. England though, suffered a whitewash at the hands of Australia in Ashes 2013-14.