Fletcher was summoned by the BCCI chief N Srinivasan for a meeting to discuss the team's sagging performances of late but no warning was given to him that his job was on line. (Agencies)
"Let me set the record straight. Duncan Fletcher has the wholehearted backing and support of BCCI. There has been no discussion on his removal. We told him that we have a lot of faith in his coaching abilities and he should not be worried about anything else", BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said.
"There is no truth in reports that Fletcher was given a warning by the president (Srinivasan)," Patel, who was present at the meeting, said.
Asked about Gavaskar's comments that Fletcher should be removed immediately, Patel said, "Mr Gavaskar is entitled to have his opinion just like I have an opinion. It is not
necessary that the BCCI is in agreement with what Mr Gavaskar thinks. It's his opinion and the BCCI has nothing to do with it."
Fletcher's trip to Chennai a day before the team's departure to Bangladesh gave rise to speculation about BCCI boss making it clear that the board was not happy with his performance after India lost back-to-back Test and ODI series in South Africa and New Zealand. Fletcher's one year contract extension ends on March 31 this year.
Fletcher was summoned by the BCCI chief N Srinivasan for a meeting to discuss the team's sagging performances of late but no warning was given to him that his job was on line.