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Chappell wants biomechanics, kinesiology experts

June 07, 2005 18:09 IST

India's new coach Greg Chappell, who is expected to take charge of the team from June 15, has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India to enlist two experts -- Ian Frazer and Charles Krebs -- as part of his support staff. The BCCI, it is learnt, has asked Chappell to furnish details of their expertise.

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Frazer, a former Victoria player, is an expert in the biomechanics of bowling, while Krebs is a specialist in Kinesiology, a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle-testing with other standard methods of diagnosis.

BCCI treasurer Jyoti Bajpai told the Khaleej Times, "We have asked Chappell to furnish details of their experience and expertise as well as the remuneration they expect."

Meanwhile, BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra, confirming that Chappell's contract details have been worked out, said it would be handed over to him on arrival in India

Board secretary S K Nair informed that they are "already looking for a well-furnished flat for Chappell and his wife" and said that the Aussie's daily allowance would be equal to the amount the players receive.

Chappell, who has been appointed till June 2007, covering the World Cup in the West Indies that year, will be entitled to 70 days' leave a year and also be eligible for a share in the logo money. His annual remuneration is US $175,000 besides other allowances.

The BCCI also reached an agreement on Chappell's media commitments, which was the lone unresolved issue. Nair said he could "express his thoughts and expressions" through newspaper columns or news channels. However, he added that Chappell will "not be permitted to leak out any team secret".