There is no way I~~ll refuse captaincy: Vaughan

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2003, 0:03 [IST]
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London: The world's number one batsman Michael Vaughan looks certain to be named as England's new One-day captain early next week according to newspaper reports on Monday. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will formally offer the job to Vaughan in the next few days before making the appointment public according to the 'Daily Telegraph'. Vaughan, who will take over from Nasser Hussain, has already indicated he would accept the job. "What I have told the ECB is that if they offered me the job there's no way I'd refuse it," the 26-times capped Vaughan told the 'Daily Telegraph'.

"I'd love the chance to challenge myself - to see if I could do it. It's a good trial to see if it burdens my batting or not." Vaughan's first challenge as skipper will be the three-match series against Pakistan in June, followed by the triangular tournament with South Africa and Zimbabwe. Vaughan will lead out a much-changed side from the one that disappointed at the World Cup where it failed to reach the Super Six stage as Nick Knight, Andy Caddick, Alec Stewart and Hussain have all retired. Aside from them both all-rounder Craig White and young hope Paul Collingwood are injured. Copyright AFP 2001

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