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India's former cricket coach Greg Chappell hospitalized briefly, released

India's former cricket coach Greg Chappell hospitalized briefly, released

India's former cricket coach Greg Chappell was hospitalized briefly in the western city of Mumbai Saturday, news reports said.
Chappell, 58, was supposed to fly to Singapore on Friday night but delayed his journey because he was not feeling well, the Press Trust of India reported.
He was released shortly after a routine checkup, hospital officials told PTI.
"There is presently no cause for concern," Dr. Ashish Kumar Tiwari told reporters outside the hospital.
No other details were immediately available.
Chappell left the hospital after the tests without speaking to the many reporters waiting outside.
Chappell resigned as India's cricket coach Wednesday hours after the publication of an interview in which star batsman Sachin Tendulkar said he had been hurt by the coach's criticism of the players' poor attitude at the World Cup.
The former Australian captain has come in for withering criticism from members of India's cricket establishment and sports media in recent days for blaming the team's first-round World Cup exit on the side's senior players.
He cited personal reasons in the resignation letter he sent Wednesday to Sharad Pawar, president of India's cricket board, and said coaching India's team was among the biggest challenges he has faced, according to Ratnakar Shetty, a senior official of the Board of Cricket Control. His contract had been due to expire in April.
In an interview carried in The Times of India Saturday, Chappell criticized India's cricket strategy, saying that "If you want to be Australia, you can't run your cricket like Zimbabwe."
India's cricket board needs a 10-year plan "spelling out the aims and objectives and go about attaining those goals in a professional manner," he added.


Updated : 2021-10-18 05:25 GMT+08:00