Ganguly shows happiness over rift being settled

Published: Friday, September 30, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who has been accused by coach Greg Chappell of being unfit to lead the team in a sensational e-mail to the Cricket Board, says that he has been vindicated as he had done nothing wrong.

Ganguly and Chappell, involved in a public spat which has made headlines since the last few days, had both deposed before a six-member Review Committee of the Cricket Board which had hammered out a compromise between the two in Mumbai on Tuesday.

"In a way I feel I have been vindicated because I hadn't done anything wrong. The Review Committee gave me a patient hearing and I put my point of view across to them," Ganguly is quoted as saying in the 'Deccan Herald' today.

"I think they were reasonably convinced with my replies and I am very happy the matter has been settled now... You could say I am happy and relieved in equal parts," the left handed batsman said.

Asked whether it was possible for him and Chappell to work as a team, he said, "I don't see any reason why we cannot. After all, both of us are interested in the welfare of the team and Indian cricket." He said there was lot of cricket ahead for the Indian team and it was necessary to forget the past and concentrate on the job at hand.

"Whatever happened is in the past. I am confident we can come together in the future and work well. We have a lot of cricket ahead of us starting with the series against Sri Lanka next month.

"After a break for a couple of weeks it is time for the Challenger series. We need to do well because our record in one-day finals is not great." PTI

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