Chennai: India will replace their bowling coach Eric Simons with former Queensland fast bowler Joe Dawes at the end of the tour of Australia. Simons' contract expires at the end of the tour, ending a two-year tenure with the Indian team.
Simons, who joined India as a bowling consultant in 2010, was named coach of the Delhi Daredevils for the 2012 IPL season. A former South Africa allrounder, Simons was initially part of Gary Kirsten's coaching staff, but remained with the squad when Kirsten did not renew his contract after the World Cup.
The topic of Simons' contract was brought up at the BCCI working committee meeting in Chennai on Monday. Replacing him will be the first change India make to their support staff after losing their last eight away Tests.