BCCI Appointed Duncan Fletcher As The New Coach of The Indian Cricket Team
India Current Affairs 2011. BCCI appointed Former England Cricket coach, Duncan Fletcher as the new coach of the Indian Cricket team on April 27, 2011.
BCCI appointed Former England Cricket coach, Duncan Fletcher as the new coach of the Indian Cricket team on April 27, 2011. The post was left vacant after Gary Kirsten’s tenure ended with the 2011 World Cup win. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made the announcement of the new coach after a working committee meeting at BCCI’s headquarters in Mumbai. Fletcher was recommended by Kirsten himself and Fletcher held meeting with the senior Indian Cricket players in South Africa in 2011. Fletcher is the fourth foreign coach of India after New Zealand’s John Wright, Australia’s Greg Chappell and South Africa’s Gary Kirsten. The contract with Duncan Fletcher is for a period of two years. However, Eric Simons, who was India’s bowling coach during Kirsten’s term, is to continue in the same capacity.
The 62- year- old former Zimbabwe captain coached England from 1999 to 2007 that included England’s 2005 Ashes triumph over Australia. It was England’s first win since 1986-87 for which Fletcher was issued British citizenship and an Order of the British Empire (OBE). He also oversaw England’s first series win in the West Indies in more than 30 years and the team’s climb to the third spot in Test rankings. Fletcher was the first foreigner to coach England and he guided them to eight straight Test wins.