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No issues with Chappell helping Aussies: BCCI

Mumbai, Sep 24 (UNI) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today said they have no problems with former India coach Greg Chappell helping the Australians during their four-Test tour of the country.

''We have no issues with Greg Chappell's new role as assistant coach of the Australian cricket team. He is no longer with us,'' said BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah.

Chappell has recently taken over as the chief of Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence and has come to India to prepare Ricky Ponting's men for the rigours of the four-Test series against the hosts.

Shah, who is to step down from the post of secretary, after completing his term at the two-day cricket board Annual General Meeting (AGM) here on September 27-28, further said Chappell's tenure as India coach turned stormy because he chose to communicate with the players not directly but through the media.

''The media interest in cricket in India is so much that Chappell started falling for that. Rather than talking to the players directly, he was seen communicating to the players through the media,'' the outgoing BCCI secretary said.


Story first published: Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 19:37 [IST]
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