28 Apr 2011

Fletcher new Indian cricket coach

7:39 am on 28 April 2011

Duncan Fletcher will take over as India's new cricket coach from South African Gary Kirsten, and his first assignment could be to lead the team on their tour of England in July.

The 62-year-old former England coach has signed on for two years and takes over from Kirsten after the South African turned down an extension to his three-year contract following India's World Cup victory earlier this month.

Former Zimbabwe captain Fletcher, who's greatest coaching achievement was leading England to Ashes success in 2005, may miss India's West Indies tour, but could take charge when they visit England in July.