~~Dalmiya never interfered in BCCI~~, Mahendra

Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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The Indian Cricket Board on Monday promised to take 'remedial measures' to ensure that the recent spat between the coach and the captain during the tour of Zimbabwe was not repeated.

"The Board will take remedial measures. There would not be any compromise on this issue," the BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra said.

"I do not want to comment now on the reports that I have received because it may adversely affect the morale of the team" Mahendra told a private television channel.

Ganguly raised a storm when he claimed that coach Chappell had asked him to step down as captain on the eve of the first Test against Zimbabwe.

Both the coach and captain have now patched up with Chappell reading out a written statement expressing his desire to work with Ganguly in the future.

On the captaincy issue, Mahendra said, "I had specifically instructed the Chairman of Selectors to inform the tenure upto which a captain has been appointed. The reasons for selection also should be mentioned".

Asked whether his position was undermined by the clout of former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, Mahendra said, "people who say so have themselves been under the shadow of others. Dalmiya has never interfered. I take his suggestions because of his experience".

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