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Fletcher flies to South Africa to attend mother's funeral

June 12, 2013 15:58 IST

India coach Duncan Fletcher has flown to Cape Town, South Africa to attend the funeral of his mother, who passed away earlier this week.

The Indian team's media manager Dr R N Baba informed that Fletcher, who left last night, will rejoin the Indian squad in Birmingham, just ahead of their last ICC Champions Trophy group B league match against Pakistan on June 15.

Duncan FletcherThe Zimbabwean's mother had passed away on Sunday.

India are already in the semi-finals while Pakistan are out of the tournament after two defeats.

Fletcher joined as India coach on a two-year contract after Gary Kirsten guided India to the 2011 World Cup. The BCCI, in April this year, extended Fletcher's contract by a year.

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