Ganguly dethroned, No permanent captain for Riders

Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 16:04 [IST]
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Ganguly sacked as Knight riders captain

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders coach John Buchanan on Wednesday said that his team will not have one permanent captain for the second edition of the IPL tournament. The new decision could be seen as a move to corner Sourav Ganguly, who is regarded as India's most successful captain.

"In a 20-20 format we cannot waste time and so we will use the experience of all the other players we have in the team," Buchanan told reporters in Kolkata.

Reacting to KKR's 'four captain' formula, a dejected Sourav Ganguly said, "It is new and I think we will have to access it. John has all the right to make the decision, he is the coach of the team...He has been pretty open about his views and we will stick to it. I have nothing to say about this."

According to Buchanan's new formula, KKR proposes to have a team captain, a fielding captain as well as the batting captain, who will assume specific roles during the match.

On a question on differences with Ganguly, Buchanan said," I dont agree this is a controversy. If there is conflict or confusion, it has to come back to one point. We need to work through this and with the help of all players, we are working towards that."

"He is the king of Koklata...I am not," he added, to which Sourav said, "I am not the King...I am not upset with him."


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