BCCI making hectic efforts to retain Leipus

Published: Thursday, December 2, 2004, 15:03 [IST]
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Kolkata:The Cricket Board today said efforts were on to retain the services of team physiotherapist Andrew Leipus under renegotiated terms.

"Discussions with Leipus on fresh terms is already on and we hope to finalise the new agreement with him very soon," BCCI Secretary S K Nair told PTI when asked whether any decision had been taken to retain Leipus.

The existing term of Leipus, who was appointed in 1999, has already ended and he has also requested the Board to be relieved for completing some academic course back in Australia.

Nair, however, said Leipus would be accompanying the team to Bangladesh and since enough time was there, the matter would be resolved by the time the team returned from the tour by the end of December.

Nair said discussions with Leipus have been going on for quite some time but no final decision had been taken as yet.

"We had given him (Leipus) an offer earlier in response to which he has given a counter-offer. We are in the process of considering that," Nair said while dismissing reports that the contract of the fitness expert had already been terminated.

He said discussions were on and, "we hope that it will be finalised very soon".

Leipus has been wanting to be relieved of his job after the Bangladesh tour to attend the Masters course in Sports Physiotherapy at University of Adelaide in February next year. He had even suggested an alternative name to the Indian Board in his place.

The Indian team would be returning from Bangladesh on December 28 and after that would play a home series against Pakistan in February and March next year.

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