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Greg's bond may not be renewed

Chappell and BCCI have agreed to part ways after the World Cup in West Indies next April, Aussie media reports.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2006 16:09 IST

Coach Greg Chappell's association with Indian cricket may be over after next year's World Cup, Australian media reported on Tuesday against the backdrop of the team's early exit from the ongoing Champions Trophy.

Chappell, who has a two-year contract with the Indian team till the World Cup, and the BCCI have agreed to part ways after the mega event in West Indies next April, the Courier Mail daily reported without quoting any sources.

In a similar report, Herald Sun said "failure isn't an option in the cricket-obsessed country and there seems little doubt that Chappell, the 58-year-old former Australian captain, is on the way out."

The end of the union seems imminent after India's exit from the Champions Trophy following its six-wicket loss to Australia in Mohali on Sunday, the report said.

The papers noted that Chappell has been under media attack for experimenting with players by promoting younger ones.