Chappell, Buchanan to star in IPL

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Adelaide, Feb 16 (UNI) Former India coach Greg Chappell and Australia's three time world cup winning coach John Buchanan are on the shopping list of the cash rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

Buchanan, who retired after Australia's successful World Cup campaign in the West Indies last year, claimed he is not interested in coaching at the international level again. He reportedly said the IPL is of ''great interest'' to him but wants the liberty to do something concrete for the long run.

''If I was to sign with a franchise, I would need to know that I was employed to do more than just coach a team,'' Buchanan said.

''I would like to be able to utilise my skills of building something unique, special and sustainable in the long-term.'' ''Obviously that would mean that a franchise owner and I would need to have a compatible vision for the future,'' he added.

Apart from Buchanan and Chappell, former Sri Lankan coach Tom Moody and Greg Shipperd are also in the mix.

Chappell has been approached by the Jaipur franchise. Moody, who is in charge of home state Western Australia, may sign with the Mohali franchise, while Victorian coach Shipperd has been linked to the Delhi team.

The inaugural season of the lucrative Twenty20 league gets underway on April 18.


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