Duncan Fletcher

  • No need to remove MS Dhoni as India captain, says BCCI 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: With the World Cup only six months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn't intend to sack India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose leadership has now been put under lens by critics. On a day when the BCCI cracked the whip in the aftermath of the...
  • Duncan Fletcher cannot be blamed for India's poor show: Alec Stewart 13 hours 3 minutes ago

    Former England captain Alec Stewart batted for under-fire Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, saying the Zimbabwean cannot be held responsible for India's pathetic show in England since a coach can only guide and execution on the field was players' job. Stewart's comments came after Ravi Shastri was appointed the Director of Indian...
  • BCCI sidelines Duncan Fletcher after England debacle 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    MS Dhoni and Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket. ...
  • Duncan Fletcher is free to quit, says BCCI official 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies. "Duncan has no powers left whatsoever....
  • Former players want Fletcher out, question Dhoni's captaincy Yesterday

    New Delhi: India's beleaguered cricketers have come under sharp criticism from former players who called for coach Duncan Fletcher's immediate ouster while questioning Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy in the Test series against England that culminated with an innings and 244 runs annihilation at the Oval. The players were critical of Fletcher's...
  • Former India coach Greg Chappell backs MS Dhoni 6 days ago

    Chappell heaped praise on Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher despite the Indian team's poor performance in the ongoing five-match Test series against England where they are trailing 2-1. ...
  • Doubts raised over Duncan Fletcher as India coach August 11, 2014

    Manchester: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer lamented the team's "embarrassing" innings and 54-run defeat by England in the third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday, criticising both the players and coach Duncan Fletcher. "This was embarrassing," the 76-year-old Engineer, who played 46 Tests from 1961-1975, told BBC Radio Five on Sunday....
  • Team India to get pep talk from Rahul Dravid ahead of first Test July 1, 2014

    Former captain Rahul Dravid will have a few sessions with the Indian batsmen ahead of the first Test against England starting at Nottingham on July 9, although he has not been appointed in any capacity, BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said on Sunday. It has been learnt that skipper MS Dhoni and...
  • Fletcher backs Cook to come through lean spell June 26, 2014

    Leicester: The man who was coach when Alastair Cook made his England debut has no doubt the opener will overcome his struggles with the bat and on the field to enjoy fresh success as as Test captain. Duncan Fletcher was England coach when the then 21-year-old Cook was flown halfway round...
  • World T20: MS Dhoni and Co. ignore media once again March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian cricket team yet again avoided interaction with the media as none of the players turned up for the post-match press conference after their five-run defeat against Sri Lanka in a warm up match for the ICC World Twenty20 in Mirpur on Monday. Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had...
  • Duncan Fletcher joins Team India for T20 World Cup March 15, 2014

    Mirpur: Under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher joined the Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup after having had discussions about his future with BCCI president N Srinivasan and secretary Sanjay Patel. "Duncan Fletcher arrived this morning. Bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny had arrived last night. The squad strength,...
  • BCCI has no plans to remove Fletcher as of now: Patel March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday made it clear that under-fire coach of the Indian team Duncan Fletcher has its "full backing and support" and there was no immediate plans to remove him despite calls for his ouster from batting icon like Sunil Gavaskar. Fletcher was summoned by the BCCI chief...
  • BCCI to speak to coach Duncan Fletcher on team's poor run: sources March 13, 2014

    Stung by the growing calls for sacking the Indian coach, the BCCI, it seems, has finally woken up and has decided to speak to Duncan Fletcher shortly - sources told CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN has learnt the board has decided to speak to the under-fire Fletcher on the sidelines of the forthcoming World...
  • MS Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher to avoid media again March 12, 2014

    The World Twenty20 is an opportunity for the Team India to return to winning ways after defeats at the hands of South Africa, New Zealand and in Asia Cup. But skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not have to explain anything to the media before the team leaves for Dhaka on...
  • Sunil Gavaskar calls for sacking of Duncan Fletcher March 11, 2014

    With India suffering defeats in South Africa and New Zealand, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has lashed out at the state of affairs and has asked for Fletcher to be sacked. ...
  • Rahul Dravid best man to coach Team India: Sunil Gavaskar March 10, 2014

    Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday lashed out at chief coach Duncan Fletcher and called for his immediate ouster while suggesting the name of Rahul Dravid as the next coach of the Indian cricket team. "For me, Duncan Fletcher would get 1.5 in a scale of 10 as far as his...
  • Time has come for Duncan Fletcher to go, says Sunil Gavaskar March 10, 2014

    After disaster tours of South Africa, New Zealand and early exit from Asia Cup pressure is piling up on India's coach Duncan Fletcher. Former captain and India's legend Sunil Gavaskar feels that a younger coach can help Team India. "It (Indian cricket) seems to be in a freefall that looks...
  • Former players unhappy with Duncan Fletcher's attitude: reports March 9, 2014

    As Team India sets itself up for the fourth edition of the World Cup in the game's shortest and most popular forms, T20 cricket, former Indian players have come down hard on team coach Duncan Fletcher's ways of functioning, according to the reports. Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar as chairman of...
  • Is it time to show Duncan Fletcher the door? February 23, 2014

    The concept of coaching has changed over the years as the coaches are no more considered background staff and in every way are responsible for a team's success and failure. India in the past had never been tolerant with the coaches, Greg Chappell's sacking comes to mind after India's early exit...
  • BCCI likely to take stock of India's overseas performance February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI is likely to summon under-fire captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher for a meeting to take stock of the Indian cricket team's disastrous overseas record in the last three years. Top BCCI sources said that the top brass wants to review the performance of the...
  • BCCI has not held talks with Flower to coach India: Sanjay Patel February 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The BCCI on Friday rubbished a report that it had held discussions with former England coach Andy Flower about taking over as the chief coach of the Indian team in place of incumbent Duncan Fletcher following the country's dismal show in South Africa and New Zealand. "That's rubbish. I am...
  • BCCI to sack coach Duncan Fletcher? February 21, 2014

    Questions have been raised over Team India's performance after failing to win even a single match across all formats on their last two tours of South Africa and New Zealand, prompting the BCCI to mull over sacking coach Duncan Fletcher. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the board is...
  • It's litmus test for Fletcher in South Africa December 15, 2013

    Johannesburg: It's nearly two years that India haven't played a Test overseas and as they prepare to take on South Africa at the Wanderers on Wednesday, it will be a trial by fire for coach Duncan Fletcher, who has now come a long way from the team's 0-8 result abroad. The...
  • Fletcher conveys 'look ahead' policy to India selectors August 30, 2013

    Impressed by how India A fared in South Africa on their recent tour, India coach Duncan Fletcher has advised the selectors to adopt a 'look ahead' policy - giving more opportunity to young players instead of falling back to the one who are currently out of the side. The Indian Express...
  • Duncan Fletcher to oversee India A in South Africa August 16, 2013

    Rustenberg (South Africa): Indian cricket team head coach Duncan Fletcher will oversee the India A team in South Africa for the two four-day matches against the Protea A, according to a report. The first four-day match starts here on Saturday while the second match will be played at Pretoria from August...
  • India out to have fun in Zimbabwe on ODI tour July 23, 2013

    Harare, Zimbabwe: India's players are seeking a more relaxing time on their five-match ODI tour to coach Duncan Fletcher's home country of Zimbabwe following a "hectic" - and successful - two months. The Champions Trophy winners have been busy recently and Fletcher will use the limited-overs series against lowly ranked Zimbabwe...
  • Fletcher's contract extended due to benefit of doubt: Srikkanth March 15, 2013

    "Fletcher's overall record isn't good but the poor guy had series in Australia and England," said the former captain and BCCI chief selector. ...
  • Team India coach Duncan Fletcher's contract extended by 1 year March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) extended India coach Duncan Fletchers' contract by one year, taking the decision in its Working Committee meeting on Friday. Doubts were raised over Fletchers' appointment after India lost back-to-back overseas Test series in England and Australia - tasting defeat in...
  • Fletcher, Dhoni could dominate BCCI working committee meeting January 14, 2013

    Mumbai: The issue of India's poor run of form and the future of team coach Duncan Fletcher are likely to dominate discussions when the BCCI's working committee meets here on Tuesday. Also expected to feature in the meeting is the name of Indian captain MS Dhoni, under fire after overseeing...
  • MS Dhoni backs under-fire Duncan Fletcher January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Duncan Fletcher's role may be under scanner following India's prolonged poor run of form but Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday refused to blame the coach, saying the utmost responsibility for performance lies with the players. Dhoni was asked about the role played by Fletcher as India have...