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Duncan Fletcher in charge, media manager rubbishes rift rumours

The Indian team management on Wednesday sought to deny a media report about chief coach Duncan Fletcher being ignored meetings and also not being kept in the loop about team strategy.

With Indian team taking a day-off and players being left on their own to relax, there were reports of team’s support staff led by team director Ravi Shastri having an impromptu meeting at the team hotel ‘Langham’ with Fletcher not informed about it.

“I can confirm that no such meeting was held. There is absolutely no truth that Duncan was not kept in the loop about a meeting of the support staff. I can only term this as figment of imagination,” team’s media manager RN Baba said when specifically asked about about the rift among support staff.

The general notion since Shastri’s appointment has been that it’s a move by BCCI to clip Fletcher’s wings after team’s poor overseas record over a period of time.  In fact, according to team sources, bowling coach Bharath Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar, apparently went to meet their common friend in the evening during the time when the so-called meeting of support staff without Fletcher was supposedly held.
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