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Fleming to coach Pune IPL side

Sky Sports Sky Sports 11/01/2016
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Stephen Fleming will link-up once again with MS Dhoni after he was named coach at the newly-created the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise in Pune. 

India's limited-overs skipper Dhoni - Pune's first pick in last month's player draft - captained Chennai Super Kings when 42-year-old Fleming was coach and the pair won the IPL title together in 2010 and 2011.

The western Indian cities of Pune and Rajkot were both named as new franchises for the next two editions of the IPL after the owners of Chennai and Rajasthan were suspended in July following an illegal betting and spot-fixing scandal.

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Fleming, who retired from international cricket in 2008, was New Zealand's longest-serving and most successful Test captain and remains his country's highest Test run-scorer.

"He has been remarkably successful as a player in the international arena and I firmly believe that his technical knowhow, perseverance and organisation skills will work wonders for our team," Pune owner Sanjiv Goenka said.

The ninth edition of the IPL will be played from April 9 to May 29 and will be shown live and exclusive on Sky Sports.

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