Chappell and Ganguly Rift EndsJames Nixon |
Greg Chappell and Sourav Ganguly have reached a truce after both parties met with the Indian Board of Control for Cricket to bury their differences in the “interests of Indian Cricket”.
This spells an end for the moment anyway to the un-easy relationship between captain and coach after their disagreements in Zimbabwe over team selection, captaincy, and team motivation.
Their meeting with the BCCI lasted four hours before a resolution was reached; during which no evidence was found to support Chappell’s statement that Ganguly had faked an injury in Zimbabwe.
Ranbir Singh Mahendra, the board’s president put the whole situation down to “miscommunication” between Chappell and Ganguly, and hoped the whole saga could be behind them and a “professional working relationship” established.
The big test to Ganguly’s and Chappell’s relationship will come over the next few months with India hosting Sri Lanka and South Africa.
Everything is on the line for Ganguly, for if he fails to rediscover his form with the bat the whole issue could be re-opened.