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Mott on verge of difficult decision

Cricinfo staff

August 26, 2010

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Matthew Mott will have to choose between coaching New South Wales or Kochi if he gets a job with the new IPL franchise. Mott went to India "five or six weeks ago" but said he was still waiting to hear back from the organisation.

''It's just wait and see," he said in the Sydney Morning Herald. "But it's getting close to the season [starting in Australia] and you have to draw the line somewhere.''

Mott spent two seasons as an assistant to John Buchanan at Kolkata, but the demands of the IPL sides have changed and he has been told by New South Wales he won't be able to juggle both roles. The Australian domestic campaign starts in October and the Blues are already deep into pre-season training.

''Motty has indicated to me that he wants to go through the interview process with Kochi," David Gilbert, New South Wales' chief executive, said. "I respect that. But if he is offered the job and decides to accept it, then he would have to resign from the role here. Motty realises that something has to give. This is a full-time job here at Cricket NSW.''

Mott has one year remaining on his deal with the Blues, who he has coached for three years. He was interviewed for the New Zealand job last year but stayed in Sydney.

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