Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Controversy and confusion surrounds Knight Riders

The first game of the Indian Premier League is less than three weeks away but the Kolkata Knight Riders camp is buzzing with controversy and confusion more than cricket. The IPL team is still unsure about who will be their captain for the tournament.Sourav Ganguly was in Mumbai on Tuesday for a meeting with team owner Shah Rukh Khan and coach John Buchanan. The meeting was held at Shah Rukh Khan's home.Last week, Buchanan threw the cat among the pigeons when he announced an ambitious plan to experiment with multiple captains during the course of a game.There was further confusion brewing in the Kolkata camp after Shah Rukh Khan tried to play down the controversy over the captaincy issue.Shah Rukh walked the ramp in the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai and told the media that it was a matter of miscommunication that had caused the captaincy issue to spiral up into a matter of greater proportions."I think there is a lot of over-reaction and rumors about he's been removed from captaincy.But that is completely untrue," said Khan.Clearly a lot can happen when you get India's biggest movie star, India's most celebrated captain and a maverick coach together!

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