Mumbai. Taking a cue from BJP’s decision where veteran leaders like Advani, Joshi, Vajpayee have been dropped from Parliamentary Board and instead made members of a separate body called Marg Darshak Mandal, BCCI has done something similar with coach Duncan Fletcher.
Fletcher has been made Marg Darshak of team India for the ongoing ODI series against England. But, experts believe that it might be plan B of BCCI, as post team’s pathetic performance in recently concluded test series Fletcher didn’t voluntarily resign from coach’s position.
However, BCCI has clarified that the decision is not an attempt to belittle Fletcher’s importance, but rather a well thought move to use his vast coaching experience in a more efficient way.
“Marg Darshak is a really big position, way bigger than what media is interpreting it to be. Coach and Director are nothing in front of him. Fletcher will be more like a respected guru,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel told Faking News adding that Fletcher’s new job will be spiritual in nature.
“Every morning, Fletcher will be giving a cricket related discourse for 15 minutes teaching team members how to play better cricket,” Sanjay Patel continued.
Revealing future plans, a BCCI official further revealed that if players like Rohit Sharma and Kohli remained consistent with their current form they would be made Assistant Marg Darshak.
“Fletcher is 65 years old, they will assist him in conducting morning discourses,” he explained.