Greg Chappell lost a golden opportunity to regain some credibility. Firstly, his decision to “not seek an extension” should have come immediately following India’s disgraceful exit from the World Cup. Even at this late stage, he does not take responsibility, but instead says that he is leaving for “personal and family reasons”. There are rumors in the press that he has been finding fault with everyone but himself, supposedly resulting in a revolt by many of the senior players. It almost sounds like the pressure on him from all sides was just too much to handle, that he finally caved in. There is no doubt that he did make a contribution to Indian cricket. It does appear though that he is far too inflexible, particularly to fit into the Indian system. This decision of his does appear like a preemptive strike before the BCCI meeting this week. In any case, its time for Indian cricket to make a fresh start.