Fitness trainer King follows Gloster way

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Mumbai, Feb 15 (UNI) Team India received a second jolt in two days with fitness trainer Gregory Allen King following the way of physiotherapist John Gloster by informing the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about his plans to quit the post after the ongoing tri-series in Australia.

John Gloster yesterday informed the cricket board of not continuing in his post of physiotherapist after the tri-series ended.

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

''He has expressed his desire not to continue after this tour, citing personal reasons,'' BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah said today.

The 34-year-old trainer had a non-controversial stint with the Indian team, though recently it was suggested that his observations were partly responsible for the non-selection of Sourav Ganguly 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, before taking up the Indian assignment.

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