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India don’t need split captaincy: BCCI President


In his 10-month stint as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly has outlined the plans for the T20 World Cup in Australia next year.

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And the exclusive portion of the plan he delivered seemed to be gone outside the customary trends of modern days’ cricket where every team ensures less burden upon captains by splitting the role.

Whereby, Ganguly delivered ‘splitting captains of the men’s team’ is not on his list of priorities.

“I don’t think that is required to be even discussed now,” said Ganguly in an interview as quoted by the Hindustan Times. 

In prompt actions within two weeks, Ganguly has decided to let India play their first Test under lights and has started the process of contracts for first-class cricketers.

And it will be ensured day-night Tests become a regular feature in India, said Ganguly.

“We will try and play one every year in India. That is for sure. When India go on tour, we will talk to the board of the country we are visiting and see if we can feature in one,” he said.

When asked about the need of a two-tier Test, BCCI president said, “These things move in a cycle. Yes, I was disappointed with the performance of South Africa on their last tour but I guess they need some time to get things in order and be the team I remember playing against. It is the same with Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Sometime ago, Australia were not doing all that well but they have now turned things around.”

Ganguly nodded negative about being involved in selection process of the team rather he said a group of experienced people will be engaged to do the job.

“Not difficult at all. I just won’t get involved in team selection matters,” he said.

Ganguly said, “We will look at people who have the experience and the competence.”

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