No crisis between coach-captain, says BCCI

Published: Monday, September 19, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:No crisis between coach-captain, says BCCI. In the midst of a rift between captain Sourav Ganguly and coach Greg Chappell, the Indian Cricket Board today said it would look into the entire episode and take remedial action.

BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra told BBC Hindi that the Board would examine the entire incident once the Indian team's tour of Zimbabwe ends.

"The second Test is starting on Tuesday and once the tour ends, the Board will discuss and take remedial action," he was quoted as saying in a press release by BBC. Replying to a question, he dismissed suggestions that there was a crisis in the team following the reported spat between Ganguly and Chappell.

"There is no question of any crisis," Mahendra said. Ganguly raised a storm when he claimed that he had been asked to step down as captain on the eve of the first Test against Zimbabwe.

Although, he did not say as much, it is believed it was coach Chappell who asked him to make way. Mahendra also said the recent performance of the team would be reviewed at a meeting on September 27.

"There will be a thorough review of the recent performances after this tour is over," he said. When asked, Mahendra said former president Jagmohan Dalmiya had no role in the matter.

"Dalmiya did not play any role in the matter. Those who think that he is still in command (in BCCI), must have compromised with their responsibilities," Mahendra said.

In Thiruvananthapuram, BCCI secretary S K Nair said: "Mahendra will take a suitable decision to deal with the matter, which will be initiated immediately after the completion of the Zimbabwe tour.

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