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World Cup: Bereaved Duncan Fletcher flies back to SA, to miss UAE game

Fletcher on Thursday left for his home in South Africa following the death of his father-in-law and is set to miss team's next World Cup game against UAE.

Press Trust of India |February 26, 2015, 8:57 PM IST
World Cup: Bereaved Duncan Fletcher flies back to SA, to miss UAE game

Perth: Indian cricket team's chief coach Duncan Fletcher on Thursday left for his home in South Africa following the death of his father-in-law and is set to miss team's next World Cup game against UAE on Saturday.

"Duncan today left for Cape Town after receiving the news of the death of his father-in-law. He won?t be available for the UAE game as he has a funeral to attend. But he is expected to be back before India?s next match against the West Indies on March 6," team?s media manager Dr RN Baba told PTI on Thursday.

Till Fletcher is unavailable, the three assistant coaches Bharath Arun, R Sridhar and Sanjay Bangar will handle the training sessions with Ravi Shastri overseeing the tactical parts.

The coach is expected to re-join the team for the match against the West Indies on March 6.

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