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Published: Monday, April 2, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Coach Greg Chappell's vision of making Team India 'world-class' may remain unachieved, with BCCI sources indicating that in all probability, the former Australia captain would resign along with his support staff at the Board's Working Committee Meeting on April 6 and 7.

Television channels ran stories quoting sources that there was a 90 per cent chance of Chappell quitting in the meeting along with his assistant Ian Frazer and team trainer Gregory King.

''The Board is meeting on the 6th to take the report from Greg Chappell, that is what has been planned. As far as the BCCI is concerned, no decision has been taken either way,'' Prof Ratnakar Shetty, BCCI Chief Administrative Officer told.

''It is the Working Committee which will decide on the coach issue. We are also taking suggestions from the former captains on this matter, who are going to meet the office bearers of the Board before April 6 meeting.

''It's not a matter of foreign coach or Indian coach. What we need is a good coach who can look after the team and has got the quality that the Board is looking for,'' Mr Shetty said.

He also denied media reports that Chappell has criticised the senior members of the team, besides rubbishing suggestions that the coach's report on the team's performance in the World Cup had been leaked.

''It is all media speculations that the report has been made public. Nothing of that sort has happened actually,'' Shetty added.

Earlier, a day after returing from the Caribbean, Chappell informally met Board Secretary Niranjan Shah and expressed his intentions to leave the coaching duties of Indian cricket team.

It was during that very meeting Chappell reportedly told the Board secretary about the attitude problems of some senior players of the team and said they have ''absolutely no respect for the management and that they were too haughty to handle.''


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