Drop Duncan Fletcher, Appoint Ravi Shastri, Dilip Vengsarkar: Farokh Engineer

Former India stumper Farokh Engineer wants BCCI to sack coach Duncan Fletcher and appoint former skippers Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar.

updated: September 12, 2014 00:00 IST
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File Photo: Head coach Duncan Fletcher during one of Team India's training sessions in England.

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Mumbai: Former India stumper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 3-1 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the five-Test series in England. (Shastri Backs 'Fatherly' Duncan Fletcher)

"Ravi has done extremely well. He has motivated the boys, he is a dynamic character. In fact, he should oversee all cricket. Not only one day cricket, he should oversee Test cricket as well," said the former Test keeper here on Thursday after inaugurating Cricket Club of India's indoor academy.

Former India all-rounder Shastri was roped in as the team director in overall charge of team for the ODI series that followed and which India won 3-1, though the under-fire Fletcher continued in his post. Former captain Vengsarkar has served as chief selector in the past.

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