Chennai, Jul 18: BCCI president N Srinivasan met Indian cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher on Tuesday morning to discuss a few issues related to the team while they mainly discussed about India's overseas debacle and the reasons for the same.
When one of the BCCI officials who was in Chennai was asked about the contents of the meeting, the official said 'it was a routine affair before an overseas tour'.
Though the BCCI Official did not mention the main topic of discussion it was learnt that N Srinivasan who dropped in at the Team hotel to have a closed door discussion with the coach discussed about the reasons for India's debacle in away Tests as they had lost 8 consecutive matches against England and Australia last year.
When asked Fletcher about it, he said "We had a one-and-a-half hour meeting where I put forward my views...But this wasn't the first meeting that I had with the president. I had also met him when I came down for the Indian Premier League final."
Talking about Fletcher's role, which is speculated to be under the scanner after two consecutive whitewashes against England and Australia, one of the officials said, "It is time his expertise translates in to wins for the country, else it would be difficult to persist with him."
When contacted BCCI president about the same, he told Hindustan Times that it was a cordial meeting.
"I always make it a point to meet the players and support staff whenever I can and since the team was in Chennai, I wasn't going to let go of an opportunity to meet the coach. It was a routine and cordial meeting," said BCCI chief N Srinivasan.
Fletcher, when asked about the outcome of the meeting, he said he had put forth his views ahead of the ODI series against Sri Lanka and had various plans for the next few months as India are scheduled to play New Zealand, England and Australia at home.
"From my point of view, it went very well. We discussed the kind of issues that I don't think we can debate in this forum. We had had a good chat for about an hour and a half. From my point of view, we have taken a stock of the present view. We just have to wait and see what happens in future," said Fletcher.