Under-fire India cricket coach Duncan Fletcher's fate at the top job is expected to be decided by the BCCI after it receives Team Director Ravi Shastri's report on the England tour, the Board said on Sunday. (Ravi Shastri's appointment adds pressure on Duncan Fletcher)
Fletcher, who was appointed coach in April 2011, came under intense criticism from several quarters after India's 1-3 Test series loss against England, and there was speculation that the BCCI may show the Zimbabwean the door though his contract runs till the end of next year's cricket World Cup. (Duncan Fletcher may quit before India-West Indies series: BCCI sources)
An official, who attended the informal meeting of the BCCI in Chennai, told PTI that the Board will take a call on the Zimbabwean's fate only after going through Shastri's report. ('Ravi Shastri can't produce instant results')
"Fletcher's fate will be decided by Ravi Shastri's report, which will be tabled at Working Committee meeting on September 26. On Sunday, all the members discussed that one should not go by media's knee-jerk reaction. The media that blasted Dhoni after Tests is praising him after the ODIs," a source said.
India lost the five-match Test series 1-3 which led to the appointment of Shastri as Team Director. Under Shastri, India won the subsequent five-match ODI series 3-1 with one match being abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Fletcher was signed for a two-year term in April 2011 and his contract was extended for one year in March 2013. In March this year, the BCCI extended his contract till the end of 2015 World Cup in March in Australia and New Zealand.