Reports on captaincy are baseless, says SK Nair

Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata:The Cricket Board today termed as "baseless and totally untrue" reports in a section of the media that Rahul Dravid had been named as the skipper for the upcoming One-day series at home against Sri Lanka.

Commenting on reports on a couple of TV channels that Dravid had been named as skipper, BCCI Secretary S K Nair said it was baffling how such a news could be flashed given that the selectors were to meet on Thursday to pick the captain.

"How can anybody be selected even before the selection committee sits down to deliberate on it? The entire report is baseless," Nair told PTI.

He also rubbished suggestions that the Board had directed selectors to name Dravid ahead of Ganguly.

"There has been no such directive from the Board," he stated categorically.

BCCI Joint Secretary Gautam Dasgupta also dismissed the reports as "completely baseless and totally untrue".

The captain for the five-match One-day series beginning Oct 25 will be picked on Thursday followed by the naming of the rest of the squad the next day.

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