ICC World Cup: Duncan Fletcher checks out, leaves Ravi Shastri in charge.. but only for a week

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 media manager Dr RN Baba told PTI today.

Duncan Fletcher, Ravi Shastri
Indian team's head coach Duncan Fletcher and Team Director Ravi Shastri

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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