Fletcher flies to South Africa to attend mother`s funeral

Updated: Jun 12, 2013, 12:21 PM IST

London: India coach Duncan Fletcher has flown to Cape Town, South Africa to attend the funeral of his mother, who passed away earlier this week.

The Indian team`s media manager Dr R N Baba informed that Fletcher, who left last night, will rejoin the Indian squad in Birmingham, just ahead of their last ICC Champions Trophy group B league match against Pakistan on June 15.

The Zimbabwean`s mother had passed away on Sunday.

India are already in the semi-finals while Pakistan are out of the tournament after two defeats.

Fletcher joined as India coach on a two-year contract after Gary Kirsten guided India to the 2011 World Cup. The BCCI, in April this year, extended Fletcher`s contract by a year.