IPL has potential to heal India-Australia rifts: BuchananFebruary 20th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Feb.20 (ANI): New IPL coaches John Buchanan and Tom Moody both believe the multi-cultural nature of the multi-million dollar Twenty20 competition could help resolve simmering tensions between Indian and Australian players.
“When you are playing in opposing sides in any sport things can get heated, and cricket is no different. But when players get together in a team, cricket tends to take control of all egos and all past discrepancies.” Buchanan said.
WA Cricket Association boss Graeme Wood said he fully backed Moody coaching another team, despite the possibility of his franchise and WA meeting in the Champions League stage of the tournament.
“We see this as a real coup for the WACA,” Wood said.
“Tom … his main contract is with the WACA, and he has ensured there will be no conflict whatsoever.
“He will lead the Warriors at the proposed Champions Twenty20 tournament regardless of whether Mohali qualifies for that competition or not.” (ANI)
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