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Greg Chappell new coach: BCCI

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | May 20, 2005 12:57 IST
Last Updated: May 20, 2005 15:20 IST

Former Australia captain Greg Chappell has been selected as the new coach of the Indian team.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced in New Delhi on Friday that the 56-year-old Australian will take charge of the team next month.

"The decision to appoint Chappell was unanimous," said BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra.

The other contenders for the post were Australia's Tom Moody, West Indies' Desmond Haynes and India's Mohinder Amarnath.

The BCCI's interviewing panel, comprising former India captains Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Srinivas Venkatraghavan and BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra, secretary Nair and former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, had interviewed the four candidates in Delhi on Thursday.

"He has been given a two-year contract and will remain in charge of the team till the 2007 World Cup," Mahendra added.


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I think it is good & excellent move, because Greg has all type of knowledge about cricket and he will take india on the top ...

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Chappell, if my boss guarantees me 50 lakhs per year as salary irrespective of what I do and based solely on past laurels, do you ...

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Congratulations Greg!!!!

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Well Greg Chappel had to be the coach..The other three were just for the name sake. I think it was predecided by the team and ...

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Its a pathetic situation to be in to call ourselves a cricketing nation and where the population seems to eat, drink and sleep on cricket..Those ...

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