Donald likely to become India's bowling coach

Published: Wednesday, January 6, 2010, 7:40 [IST]
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 Donald, next Indian bowling coach?

New Delhi: Speculations are are rife that former South African pace sensation Alland Donald will be named as the next bowling coach of Indian team.

Donald, confirmed that he was approached by a BCCI official during the Champions League in October and said that he was keen to take up the position.

"Yes, I had an informal chat during Champions League Twenty20 with an Indian board official," the former pacer told Cricket website.

"I would be interested to talk to the BCCI regarding the bowling coach job that is currently vacant and I'm keen (on the job)," he said.

Donald, who is waiting for the BCCI to formally approach him for the job, said he was told in October that the process might take some time.

BCCI had earlir sacked Venkatesh Prasad and Robin Singh as the bowling and fielding coaches respectively following India's poor performances in two major ICC events - the T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy in 2009.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had repeatedly requested for a bowling and fielding coach to be employed to ease the increasing workload on chief-coach Gary Kirsten.


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