Mumbai: Former India stumper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 3-1 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the five-Test series in England.
The reports of head coach Duncan Fletcher and Ravi Shastri, who took over as the Indian team's director for the second part of the tour to England comprising limited over matches, are to be tabled before the Cricket Board's working committee for its members' perusal.
Suresh Raina, whose century in the second ODI helped India regain its confidence back after successive defeats in Tests against England, has extensively worked hard on tackling short pitch deliveries in the hockey turf at Guru Govind Singh Sports College here, his coach Deepak Sharma said.
Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu slammed an unbeaten 64 as India relied on an all-round display to thrash England by six wickets in the third cricket one-dayer and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series in Nottingham on Saturday.
Slamming the national cricket team for yet another disastrous Test series loss abroad, former India cricketer Kirti Azad on Friday questioned the passion of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men for longer version of the game as well as their commitment towards the nation.
Former wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday welcomed Ravi Shastri`s appointment as Team India Director but said the ultimate responsibility of team`s performance lies with the captain and his players.
The Supreme Court-appointed IPL probe committee members, headed by Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal, is likely to leave for England within a few days to talk to a few members of the Indian cricket team regarding betting and spot-fixing scandal during IPL-6.
Cracking the whip following India`s shambolic Test series against England, The BCCI today sidelined coach Duncan Fletcher by appointing former captain Ravi Shastri as the Team Director while giving a "break" to bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny for the upcoming one-day series.