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Six-Week Period Is Too Short: Simons

PTI 19 Jan 2010, 21:36:27 PM IST

India's newly appointed bowling consultant Eric Simons on Tuesday in Chittagong made it clear that the six-week tenure given to him by the BCCI was too short a period to make an impact but said he would look to leave "ideas" which can benefit the team in the long run.

The South African also hinted that he would be open to continue the association with the BCCI if the latter thinks it fit after his initial engagement with the team.

"My job is just for six months. Two series is very short time and not enough to make impact on the players. After my stint if a bowler says I have helped him in some way, helped him with ideas, I would be happy," he told reporters.

Simons was addressing his first press conference after his appointment as India's bowling consultant for the two Tests against Bangladesh and the subsequent home series against South Africa.

"I don't know if I will continue longer or be associated in a cricket academy or any other job. I have to sit with the management to understand the vision forward. I am sure they are looking at someone for the long term. If my association (with BCCI) is a bit longer I can think of other things," he said.