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BCCI recalls Greg Chappell as the coach of the Indian Cricket team

26, Dec 2012 By Chandan Sinha

After the dismal performance by the Indian cricket team against England in the recently concluded home series followed by losses in the Twenty-Twenty matches, BCCI has decided to request Greg Chappell to become the coach of the Indian team.

This was announced on Tuesday by N. Srinivasan, Chief, Board of Control for Cricket in India. N. Srinivasan was quoted saying, “Duncan has to leave as a new policy in the Zimbabwe cricket was passed where only a white Zimbabwe national will be the coach and the blacks will comprise of the team”.

There have been mixed reactions in the dressing room when this news was announced.  Sensational debutante Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is quite worried as he feels Chappell might consider him for a number three batsman.  Former cricketer Saba Karim, who seldom kept wickets for India, tweeted saying “this is a black day in the Indian cricketing history”.

Flamboyant commentator Harsha Bhogle while speaking to a Sportscenter reporter said, “I have more knowledge about the game than Greg, impressed from my commenting skills, the BCCI was about to give me a berth in the coaching department and here comes Greg, What the hell”.

Meanwhile, news sources have reported that Jharkhand Cricket Association has requested MS Dhoni to meet former captain Sourav Ganguly to take his blessings and few tips from his failed efforts of dealing Chappell. Earlier, Sourav Ganguly in a news channel was seen quite dejected to BCCI’s decision of recalling Greg Chappell.  Sourav reportedly said, “I won’t let this happen with Dhoni”.

In the midst of all this, Sachin Tendulkar, who is currently enjoying his vacation at Mussorie has called for a press conference. People are anticipating that Sachin might declare retirement from all forms of cricket as Greg Chappell will be the coach of the test team as well.

When asked whether this is a probable strategy to remove MS Dhoni from captaincy, BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale refused to make any comment, but was caught whispering, “How the hell these guys come to know”.  No wonder Zee News reporters will cash on this comment as well.