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Greg Chappell has yet again sent a powerful email to the BCCI, this time being about his resignation as the National Coach. The under fire Coach has decided to throw in the towel on the same day when Sachin Tendulkar had come out in the open to criticize his dig at the senior players. Chappell has cited family and personal reasons for his resignation in an email sent to Mr. Ratnakar Shetty, the Board’s Administrative Head.
Chappell’s contract was supposed to be till April 30th that is the end of the ongoing World Cup. But following the first round exit of the star studded Indian team, Chappell has been attacked from all the directions and the blame game as expected took off. The 58-year-old was expected to submit his report to the Board which was leaked. It is believed that in his report he had went onto call the Senior players in the side as a ‘Mafia’ and that they were forcing Rahul Dravid to act according to their wishes and making life tough for the Captain. The Seniors had also opposed the upcoming of youngsters in the side according to the report. The BCCI is due to study the reports from the Coach and the team manager in a couple of days before it takes any action.
The 22 month tenure of India’s second foreign coach has come to an end today. A short period it was for the Australian, but one that always had him in the headlines mostly for the wrong reasons. Firstly his public spat with Sourav Ganguly in 2005 and then his constant experiments with the players in the batting line up which were constantly criticized and lastly the World Cup debacle where his processes yielded only a win against Bermuda. In his parting mail, Chappell has thanked the players though with whom he has worked for nearly two years and has stated that he had met all the challenges posed by them professionally. He also thanked all his support staff and also the BCCI for giving him the opportunity to coach India. He signed off wishing Indian Cricket the success in the coming days.