Dean Jones puts up his case with BCCI

Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Former Australian player Dean Jones is the fourth Australian to be discussed as a possible replacement for outgoing Indian coach John Wright alongside Greg Chappell, Dav Whatmore and Tom Moody.

Jones, who announced his arrival on the international scene with that marathon double-century withering the heat and humidity of Chennai in 1987 told an Indian daily that he had put up his case with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

"I have been to India 58 times and enjoy the country and the public," said Jones. "So my hand is up, I am interested." However, he was unsure of his chances. "I don't know as yet, it also depends on the selection committee that is formed."

The newspaper also reported a Board official as saying that Steve Waugh was also in the running. "He is high-profile but he could turn out to be the dark horse."

Jones whose international career spanned over ten seasons is still regarded as the player who transformed the One-day game to a higher level with his scintillating fielding and excellent batting, especially in the middle-overs. He was part of Allan Border's World Cup winning squad of 1987 and is now doing television commentary.

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