Moles discloses receiving death threats

Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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London:Scotland coach Andy Moles has made a stunning disclosure saying how he used to receive abusive phone calls, which had prompted him to give up his previous job as coach of the Kenyan national team.

Moles was quoted as saying in an interview to BBC Sport that he had a trying time coping with the threats and nasty messages left on his phone.

"I had a difficult time with threats and anonymous messages left on my phone. I've moved on. I'm now working with a very professional organisation," Moles was quoted as saying.

"It used to happen regularly, players wanted extra pay or better conditions and threatened to strike the day before a tournament or the day before they were getting on a plane," Moles said.

Moles said he was fully sympathetic towards certain issues of the players but felt they were over the top at times.

"I can understand there were certain issues with money they were owed and I can sympathise with that, but not with anybody who would go on strike before playing for their country. There's got to be other avenues to explore without holding the cricketing body to ransom," Moles added.

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