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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 April 2007, 11:01 GMT 12:01 UK
Ex-India coach Chappell 'unwell'
Greg Chappell
Greg Chappell had a meeting with Indian cricket officials on Friday
The outgoing Indian cricket coach, Greg Chappell, has undergone a series of medical checks at a Mumbai hospital.

Chappell went for tests at the Bombay Hospital after feeling unwell on Friday while preparing to fly out of India.

He delayed his departure and went to hospital on Saturday, but was not said to be seriously ill.

Chappell, a former Australian Test captain, stepped down as India's coach after the team was knocked out of the cricket World Cup in the first round.

According to Indian news reports, he became unwell on Friday after meeting India's cricket administrators to discuss the team's poor showing in the World Cup.

Various reports described him as suffering either dehydration, an anxiety attack, or simply feeling unwell.

He was brought to the hospital and has been receiving a checkup... There is presently no cause for concern
Bombay Hospital spokesman
Chappell visited the Bombay Hospital with his wife, Judy, on Saturday, for a "routine executive check-up", said Bombay Hospital spokesperson Ashish Tishwari.

He underwent tests on his kidneys, liver and blood, the hospital said.

"There is presently no cause for concern."

Doctors would examine the results before deciding whether Chappell would be allowed to fly out of Mumbai, he added.

New plans

As he prepared to leave India, Chappell urged cricket administrators to adopt a 10-year plan to improve their cricket following the team's first round exit from the Cricket World Cup.

"Any half measures or cosmetic changes at this stage would be like putting Band-Aid on cancer. If you want to be like Australia, you can't run your cricket like Zimbabwe," the Times of India quoted him as saying.

"As a coach, it was easily one of the most challenging assignments one could ever hope to have. I have loved every moment of it, planning, strategising, analysing... before every tour or series.

"I came here to do a job that I have done to the best of my ability. I do not have any vested interests in Indian cricket. I have briefed the Indian board about the issues facing Indian cricket."




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