The days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered after Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies.

A senior BCCI office-bearer told PTI on condition of anonymity that Duncan has no powers left whatsoever. Ravi will be calling the shots from now and Duncan knows it only too well. At this situation, as there is no choice of support staff, Duncan will probably have to take a back seat, he also said that if Duncan wants to leave before the next home series against West Indies, the Board will not stop him.

 The official also added that probably Ravi and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be involved in strategizing. Sanjay (Bangar) has proven credentials and also knows the younger members of the side so that’s an advantage on his side. The current crop of fast bowlers have worked at NCA under Arun. He asked the media that what more can Duncan bring to the table. He also mentioned that if Duncan can read between the lines, then he can tender his resignation and it will be accepted.

When Fletcher asked about his quitting he said that the officials that The BCCI in many ways has indicated him that he is not required anymore.

Once the England series is over, the Indian team members will disperse to play in the Champions League T20 for those franchises which have qualified for the event. The home series against West Indies will kick off from October 8 with the one-dayers and Fletcher will be on leave before that series.

“There are still doubts as to whether he (Fletcher) will be present in the Indian dressing room during that series. In any case, India will be favourites at home and that is the time when the new Team Director and the new support staff will be able to know the players better before the tour of Australia,” the official said.    

Fletcher’s contract with the BCCI is till the end of the 2015 World Cup but there is an exit clause which will ensure his smooth removal from the top job.



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