Gary Kirsten to coach Team India

Updated: 06 December 2007 13:56 IST

South African veteran Gary Kirsten has accepted BCCI's offer to coach Team India.

New Delhi:

South African veteran Gary Kirsten has accepted BCCI's offer to coach Team India. Reports suggest that he will be accorded a two-year contract to begin with.

In a statement to NDTV, Kirsten affirmed the fact that his contract is slated to begin from March 1.

However he refused to disclose anything further regarding the terms and conditions of his appointment, saying that those details were confidential.

He also stated that he had told the BCCI that he would not be available for India's upcoming tour to Australia; however he did say that he will be travelling down under as a consultant.

With reference to reports that certain senior players in the Indian team were not keen on his appointment, the former South African left-handed opener said that he was not concerned about what other players thought.

Topics : Cricket South Africa
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