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Aug 26, 2014
Indian coach Duncan Fletcher’s future with the Indian cricket team after the ongoing England tour is yet to be finalised and it will be decided in the next AGM (Annual General Meeting), which generally held in latter half of September. The interim president (non-IPL) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Shivlal Yadav told this to The Telegraph.
According to him BCCI will take a call about Fletcher’s and other support stuff’s future before the West Indies series which begins on October eight. Yadav said, “The Board, however, hasn’t taken any decision on the head coach and other members of the support staff beyond the ongoing tour of England. This, too, is the factual position. There’s time before the next series, against the West Indies, and the Board’s AGM will take a call.”
Already bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penney have been “given a break.” For some, they actually have been shown the door. Now Fletcher’s future is also on thin ice.
Recently in an interaction with the media, on the eve of the One-Day International (ODI) series against England, MS Dhoni commented about Fletcher that, “He [Fletcher] will lead us into the World Cup. Also, he is still the boss.” These comment did not please BCCI and they reacted by saying Dhoni is not the right person to decide about Fletcher’s future. According to BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel those comments of Dhoni was just his (Dhoni”s) “personal opinion.”
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