'King not for contract extension'

Updated on Feb 15, 2008 01:06 PM IST
Indian cricket team's trainer, Gregory Allen King informs the BCCI that he does not intend to continue at the post after the ongoing tour of Australia.
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PTI | By, New Delhi

Indian cricket team's trainer Gregory Allen King has informed the BCCI that he did not intend to continue at the post after the ongoing tour of Australia.

King, who took up the reins from compatriot Adrian Le Roux in August, 2003, was contracted with the BCCI till December, 2007, but has decided against seeking the extension.

"He has expressed his desire not to continue (as the Indian team's trainer) after this tour (of Australia), citing personal reasons," BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah said on Friday.

The 34-year-old trainer had a non-controversial stint with the Indian team although,recently it was suggested that his observations were partly responsible for the non-selection of Sourav Gagnuly in the ODI squad.

King is a post-graduate in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics, was a fitness trainer and sports scientist with the Border Cricket Board in South Africa since 1998.

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