Monday, January 17, 2011

Stephen Fleming tipped to be next India cricket coach!!

As ex-India coach John Wright tries to rescue his country's cricket team, former Black Caps skipper Stephen Fleming is a top prospect to be named India's next coach.

According to The Telegraph of Kolkata, Fleming is expected to be succeed currwent South African coach Gary Kirsten.

Fleming has been coaching the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Indian Premier League franchise, from 2009.

The Telegraph said it was significant the Board's president-elect and secretary, Narayanswamy Srinivasan, is closely associated with CSK.

"Dhoni, who also captains CSK, has an excellent rapport with Fleming... Besides, Fleming is himself on very good terms with Srinivasan, who'll become the Board president this September," a well-placed source told the Telegraph.

Kirsten's contract ends with the February 19-April 2 World Cup and, informally at least, he has already conveyed to the Board that he's not interested in an extension.

Fleming, 37, is respected for having a shrewd cricketing mind and isn't the type to ignite controversies.
Plus, he's known to manage players exceedingly well, the Telegraph says.

In other words, someone the Board can do 'business' with.

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