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India coach leaves World Cup for funeral in South Africa

February 27, 2015

PERTH, Australia (AP) — India coach Duncan Fletcher has left the Cricket World Cup to attend his father-in-law’s funeral in South Africa and will miss his team’s match against the United Arab Emirates on Saturday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a statement Friday that the Zimbabwean-born Fletcher, who left the team Thursday, was expected to fly back from Cape Town to Perth in time for India’s next match against the West Indies on March 6.

India leads Pool B at the tournament after wins over Pakistan and South Africa.

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