Stephen Fleming Steps Down as Melbourne Stars Coach
Stephen Fleming. (Photo Credits: Getty images)

Melbourne, March 20: Melbourne Stars coach Stephen Fleming has decided not to renew his contract as a coach and has joined his fellow countryman Daniel Vettori in leaving his Big Bash club ahead of next season. "Stephen has been a wonderful servant of the Melbourne Stars and we completely respect his decision to step down as head coach. He has left a large footprint on the club which we will be forever grateful for," Eddie McGuire, Melbourne Stars President said in an official statement.

"Whilst Stephen will be stepping down as head coach, he will continue providing input and advice to the Stars in the role of International Talent Advisor," he added. Fleming was able to guide his team to two finals in the last four years and he said that the time felt right to take this decision and move forward."I feel the time is right for me to step down and allow someone else to take the reins and the club forward," Fleming said in an official statement. Vivo IPL 2019: MS Dhoni Will Mostly Bat at Number 4 but We Can Be Flexible, Says CSK Coach Stephen Fleming.

"The club is in very good shape having rebounded from last in BBL|07 to grand finalist this season. Whilst we did not get the ultimate prize I am confident that the group of players we have assembled will be motivated to go one further next season," he said. Fleming, however, remains at the helm of Chennai Super Kings, who he guided to last year's Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy.

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