Vengsarkar scoffs at Buchanan’s multiple-captain theoryApril 1st, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly, whose Kolkata Knight Riders’s (KKR) captaincy is under the scanner due to coach John Buchanan’s controversial multiple captain theory, found support from former selection committee chairman Dilip Vengsarkar who called the move a “mockery” of the game.
Buchanan last week had announced that KKR won’t have any fixed captain for the second season of Indian Premier League (IPL) and that as many as four will be appointed for the job.
Vengsarkar Wednesday called the move “ridiculous”.
“If a match has to be decided on the last ball, there will be four people running to the bowler. Sourav should go back to Buchanan to ask this. It is a mockery of the game,” Vengsarkar said on the sidelines of a promotional event of Pepsi here.
Vengsarkar, who is largely credited with bringing Ganguly back to the national team after his fallout with then coach Greg Chappell, said he is glad to see the former India captain back in action. Ganguly retired from international cricket last year.
“I will be glad to see Sourav back at the helm as Knight Riders captain,” he said.
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