New Cricket coach of India - Fletcher or Fleming

Former England coach Duncan Fletcher and former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming have emerged as the frontrunners for the Indian cricket team coachs post,which fell vacant after Gary Kirstens departure. The BCCI,in consultation with senior cricketers,is planning to finalize the name once the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ends on May 28. Fletcher,62,who guided England to a famous 2005 Ashes triumph,was recently involved with Cricket South Africa as a batting consultant.The Zimbabwe allrounders coaching credentials were lauded by Kirsten and John Buchanan in the past.Kirsten,it is learnt,proposed his name to the Indian board.Incidentally,Fletcher also worked with the New Zealand team as consultant during the one-day series in India last year. The other man in the running is Fleming,New Zealands most successful captain,a graceful top-order left-hander who currently coaches IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.

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