Patil pulls out of race for India coach

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Sandeep Patil has pulled out of the race for the next coach of the Indian cricket team.

Patil pulls out of race for India coach
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New Delhi:

Sandeep Patil has pulled out of the race for the next coach of the Indian cricket team. The former India batsman has cited existing commitments with the Oman team as his reason for withdrawing. Patil is believed to have already communicated his unavailability to the board through a written reply. Patil, who had coached the Indian team for six months in 1996, will now be heading to Ireland next month with the Oman team for their World Cup qualifiers. Patil's biggest achievement had been taking the Kenyan team to the semi finals of the 2003 World Cup. Post that he had coached the India A team taking them to a tri-series win in Kenya. But then he quit saying he was being treated shabbily by the Indian board. Patil is now being replaced by surprise candidate - West Indian Desmond Haynes. The former opening batsman's name had not come out in the first list, but he is now expected to be in New Delhi for the interview on May 19.

Topics : Cricket Board of Control for Cricket in India
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