Srinivasan to meet Fletcher ahead of India's tour

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Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 12:59 [IST]
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Srinivasan to meet Fletcher on Tuesday

New Delhi, Jul 17: While the Indian cricket team leaves for Lanka on Wednesday, BCCI president N Srinivasan is expected to meet chief coach Duncan Fletcher and discuss the reasons for India's disastrous tours of England and Australia last year.

The two whitewashes were embarrassing as India slipped from World's No 1 to fourth in the ICC Test rankings, making it difficult to digest as they had won the World Cup in April and failed to create an impact in the longer version of the game as it was played in June 2011.

Within a span of two months, Indian Cricket team looked shoddy as their famous batting line-up failed to live up to the expectations as Rahul Dravid alone waged the battle, while all the batsmen failed in the next overseas series, which was a serious disaster in December 2011.

Following two consecutive whitewashes, after six months BCCI has decided to meet Coach Fletcher before the team's departure to Sri Lanka and discuss about the measures to be taken to improvise the situation as they have been faring badly in away Tests.

"The president will be meeting Fletcher tomorrow before the team leaves for Sri Lanka. The 0-8 debacle would certainly come up for discussion and president would like to know what went wrong and the corrective measures that needs to be taken in such situation," a senior Working committee member told PTI on Monday.

It is learnt that former India captain, Anil Kumble had raised the issue during the Working Committee meeting and had asked the board if they had sought answers for India's debacle overseas.


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