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Upton takes over as coach in Kirsten's absence

Kirsten left for South Africa to attend his ailing mother.

Cricketnext.com |August 6, 2008, 8:35 PM IST
Upton takes over as coach in Kirsten's absence

Colombo: India's conditioning coach Paddy Upton has taken over the responsibities of the head coach after Gary Kirsten left for South Africa to attend his ailing mother ahead of the third Test.

The series stands at 1-1 with the decisive Test starting in Colombo from Friday.

Upton will be supported by the two specialist coaches - Robin Singh (fielding) and Venkatesh Prasad (bowling).

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